An Early American Living History Museum
Living history for 30 years! The Village brings to life the day-to-day activities of villagers living in South Jersey during the “age of homespun.” (1789-1840). Visitors can make a personal connection between the past and present through the interactive, educational, and hands-on family activities. Take a stroll along our 30 acres of shaded lanes, enjoy the gardens and observe the farm where heritage crops are grown; visit twenty-six restored historic buildings housing historically-clothed interpreters, who educate and entertain visitors about the lifestyles, issues, trades and crafts of yesteryear. Children enjoy playing at the activity area where they take part in a variety of projects such as trying on costumes, participating in hands-on crafts and playing games.
Items created by the artisans working at the Village may be purchased in the Village Country Store. Pottery including bowls, mugs and containers; brooms such as whisk brooms and witch’s brooms; and ironware like horseshoes, hooks and broom-holders are available. Also visit the Country Store for sweets and treats, home-made jams and jellies, wooden toys and more!
Each time you visit the Village and shop or dine with us, you are supporting New Jersey arts history & culture, and historic preservation. The Village staff is committed to making our programs accessible to as many individuals as possible; please call in advance so we may accommodate you.