South Jersey Blast to the Past History Tour
Discover the amazing history of South Jersey in this fun and educational tour. You’ll travel through time and space, from the colonial era to the modern day. You’ll hear stories and facts about the people, events, and cultures that made South Jersey what it is today. And you’ll have a lot of fun along the way. So get your camera and your curiosity and join us for a historical adventure.
History of Camden County
Start your journey at the Walt Whitman House, where he lived and wrote some of his best works. Afterwards, we’ll explore Colestown Cemetery, where Revolutionary War heroes and early settlers are at rest. Then we’ll visit the Griffith Morgan House, a museum of colonial life that was built in the 1600’s. For lunch, we’ll have a picnic at Barclay Farm, a beautiful park with trails, gardens, and a historic farmhouse. After lunch, we’ll board the Battleship New Jersey, the most decorated battleship in U.S. history. We’ll visit the Hadrosaurus site next, where the first nearly complete dinosaur skeleton was found. A nice meal at Smithville Inn, a cozy restaurant with a history from 1787 is the perfect way to end the day.
History of Burlington County
You’ll be amazed by how much history you can discover in one day in Burlington County! Kick off day 2 bright and early with a Historic Walking Tour of Mount Holly. Next, head to Whitesbog Village, a preserved cranberry and blueberry farm that tells the story of the agricultural heritage of the region. You’ll also get to visit Batsto Village, a former iron town that dates back to the 18th century. For lunch, enjoy a delicious meal at RiverView Restaurant and Bar, overlooking the Delaware River. Continue your historic journey at the Alice Paul Institute before stopping by the Burlington County Jail Museum, the oldest prison in the nation. Next, visit the Clara Barton Schoolhouse, the first free public school house of NJ. End your day at the Air Victory Museum, where you’ll see vintage aircrafts and artifacts from World War II and beyond.
History of Gloucester/Salem Counties
Learn about the Revolutionary War at the Redbank Battlefield and historic Whitall House. Then, experience the Alive With History Tour, a cemetery walking tour that gives you a glimpse into the past. Next, we’ll visit the Hollybush Mansion, a beautiful Victorian home that hosted the famous Hollybush summit. For lunch, we’ll enjoy a delicious meal at the Coffee Lovers Cafe. Next, we’ll stop by the Hancock House, where a tragic massacre took place during the war, and Finn’s Point, where Confederate prisoners of war are buried. For dinner, we’ll head to the Chobani Diner, for a taste authentic Greek cuisine in a cozy and friendly atmosphere. Save some room for dessert at Broadway Scoops.