Five Best Historic sites in NJ
When you think of
This is an awesome park with 4000 acres, located in
Ringwood Manor is one of the main attractions at the
This village is amazing in that it is set up in a working manner. Walking through this historic village you can learn the old time trades of the people in the late 1700's â€“ mid 1800's. This village consists of 22 acres of pure historical fun. You can actually watch and learn from the "villagers" as they show you what their average day consists of.
There are hands on projects for kids to do as well as plenty of open space to play.
There is a restaurant, ice cream parlor and a bakery available on site for your convenience.
They do re-enactments and encampments at this location on occasion. These are usually scheduled events on their calendar so why not plan to visit during these events.
Batsto is a large
village located in
One of the major sites at Batsto is the huge historic
mansion. This mansion has 32 rooms and was occupied by the Ironmaster during
the prosperous iron years of
Other buildings of interest at Batsto are the row of village homes, general store, Saw Mill, Post office, Blacksmith shop, church, and the beautiful lake. There are vast amount of trails at this State Park, so it's best to wear comfortable shoes. The Park is breathtaking and the beauty of it is something you will never grow tired of.
You can schedule a tour or just wonder the park on your own. Canoeing is allowed on the lake and there are canoe tours as well.
Ocean Grove was discovered by a preacher by the name of William Osborn. His main idea was to establish this town as a Christian town for camp meetings. A group of ministers and layman purchased land to make camps for church and prayer meetings.
The Camp meetings are still held on the local boardwalk in Ocean Grove and the town still holds its history from how it all began long ago.
This town even today is a top resort withstanding its Christian heritage.
This state park is located in
There are lots of other State Parks and unique places to visit in NJ, but these are in my opinion the best Historic Sites in NJ.