historical sites: Medford Holiday Tour of Homes - December 7th, 1 - 5 p.m. - 12/04/08 05:42 PM
Medford Holiday Tour of Homes, Sunday, Dec. 7, 1-5pm Tickets: $15.00  The tour is sponsored by the Medford Historical Society.For more information, tickets and profiles of homes, visit http://www.medfordholidaytour.com/For tickets call Paul Cannon at 856-596-4772. Or visit the retail ticket location throughout Medford listed on our Tickets Page.Proceeds benefit the restoration of Kirby's Mill.
 
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historical sites: Apple Festival at Kirby's Mill, Medford, NJ - Saturday (10/13/07) - 10/12/07 05:35 PM
[Note: This is about the 2007 Festival, see comments below for updated links to current festival as available.]On Saturday, October 13th, enjoy a day of outdoor fun for the entire family at the 29th annual Apple Festival at Historic Kirby's Mill.    In what is one of the largest annual festivals in South Jersey, more than 90 artists and crafters will showcase their varied wares on the grounds of historic Kirby's Mill. The Apple Festival will feature blacksmith and craft demonstrations, apple-butter, hot and cold apple cider, home-churned apple ice cream and apple cider donut making, plus the popular Apple Bake Off and a … (3 comments)

historical sites: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (formerly Wheaton Village) - 12/23/06 05:37 AM
Wheaton Arts 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville The Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (formerly known as historic Wheaton Village) consists of several unique attractions on over 60 acres.  The Glass Studio, part of the Artist Studios, has skilled, world class glassblowers transforming hot molten glass into bottles, vases and other glass items. Demonstrations are held daily and you can sign up to make your own paperweight.  Walk through the other various Artist Studios -- ceramic, flamework (working with glass rods over a torch), wood carving --  and see skilled artists at work. The Museum of American Glass is the largest museum in the United States which dedicates … (0 comments)

historical sites: Delaware Valley: Historic Philadelphia - 12/07/06 03:59 AM
Independence National Park, home of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were signed), is located in Philadephia. A visit to the park is a great day trip (I prefer a weekend which has more parking options), but there are many other historic (tours, buildings and homes, such as the Betsy Ross House), cultural (exhibits, shows, theater, art, sports) and educational (museums, zoo, dinasaur exibit) places to see and events to experience that require a longer stay or more follow up visits. Many of the local hotels offer special weekend getaway packages. Here are some … (2 comments)

historical sites: Historic Whitesbog Village - 11/10/06 05:03 PM
Experience the culture, history and natural environment of the New Jersey Pinelands. Whitesbog Village in Brendan T. Byrne (formerly Lebanon) State Forest, Pemberton Township, is open to the public from dawn to dusk daily. Guided tours are available upon request. The General Store is open every weekend from February through mid-December.  Whitesbog Village, named after the Whitesbog's founder, J.J. White, an innovative cranberry farmer who revolutionized the cranberry farming industry (i.e., involving cranberry bogs, hence, White's Bog) in New Jersey.Later his daughter, Elizabeth who had taken an active interest in her father's cranbery growing and shipping business, read a USDA report on Dr. Frederick V. Coville's … (0 comments)

historical sites: Battlefields, Forts and National Parks - New Jersey Area - 08/30/06 10:16 AM
New Jersey and the surrounding area has a wide variety of things to do and see, especially if you like history, parks and battlefields.  Most of these are easily accessible by car and make great day or weekend trips. Here are suggestions for day or weekend excursions to historical battlefields, forts and parks in and around New Jersey and the east coast:NJ - Crossroads of the American RevolutionNJ National Parks [National Park Guide]NJ State Historic SitesEast Coast: Forts, Battlefields, Ships and LighthousesHistoric Battlefields - Philadelphia AreaMilitary.com - Museum & Memorial GuideRevolutionairy War Battle SitesThree Forts Ferry  Visit my web site for additional resources and … (0 comments)

historical sites: Historical Villages in New Jersey - 07/24/06 02:38 AM
Here are popular historical villages in New Jersey that attract hundreds of thousands of visiters every year. Consult their corresponding web sites for hours of operation, events, history and directions.Allaire VillageFarmingdale, NJAllaire Village is a 19th Century village listed on the NJ and National Registers of Historic Places. Located within the village are a museum and gift shop, a carpenter shop and working blacksmith, a general store, a bakery, a carriage house, a church and row houses.Batsto VillageWharton State Forest, Route 543, BatsoBatsto Village, now a part of Wharton State Forrest, was established in the late 1700's as a bog iron … (0 comments)

historical sites: New Jersey Attractions - 07/12/06 06:57 AM
New Jersey's 127-mile coastline is the perfect summertime destination. From Sandy Hook to Cape May, the Jersey shore has long been known for its beaches, bays, resorts, charming seaside communities, boardwalks, and amusement parks. It is a cultural center, filled with museums, theaters and orchestras. There are lots more to do in New Jersey in the winter, spring and fall, too!For example:- Six Flags Theme Park in Jackson, NJ - Great Adventure, Hurricane Harbor, Wild Safari ("World's largest drive-thru safari outside of Africa")- New Jersey State Aquarium- Cape May- Long Beach Island- Ocean City- Wildwood- Point Pleasant Beach- Atlantic City- Meadowlands … (0 comments)

 

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