Bridgeton Off The Beaten Path

  • NJ Farmstands- locally grown produce
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    Small historic museums throughout Bridgeton

    by asturnut Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Nail House Museum

    There are several small museums and historical sites located in Bridgeton. One of them is the quaint Nail House Museum located on Mayor Aitken Dr nesteled in the Bridgeton City Park near the zoo. Open Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free.

    For information about the other museums and historic sites in Bridgeton, go to http://www.cityofbridgeton.com and www.historicbridgeton.com.

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    Rural Farm Markets

    by asturnut Written Jan 27, 2005
    NJ Farmstands- locally grown produce

    On the outskirts of Bridgeton, in Hopewell Township, Shiloh, etc, major roads are skirted by farm markets selling locally grown produce. The Bridgeton area is especially known for it's orchards- apple and peaches especially. DeCou's peaches are a local favorite.

    DeCou's Farm Market
    860 Main Street (Route 49), Shiloh
    (856) 451-7908

    Adamucci Farms
    152 Trench Road, Bridgeton
    (856) 451-4069

    Sunny Slope Farms of NJ
    400 Greenwich Road, Bridgeton
    (856) 451-0022

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    New Sweden

    by asturnut Updated Jan 24, 2005
    New Sweden Homestead in Bridgeton

    The New Sweden Homestead is a small homestead museum in Bridgeton/Cohanzick park next to the zoo. I've never been, although I've driven past it a ton of times. It's a popular destination for local school field trips. Frankly looks boring, but if you have Swedish Heritage the experience may be meaningful for you.

    A quote from the website:
    In 1983 the new New Sweden Company formed in Historic Bridgeton, honoring the original by taking its name, to re-create a 17th century Swedish/Finnish farmstead. The endeavor was assisted by a technical team that came from Sweden to supervise construction, assuring authenticity of the structures, fireplaces, chimneys, and the furnace for the Blacksmith Shop."

    Although there were populations of Swedes who settled in NJ, I do not think Cumberland County is one of the places where they settled. It has always mystified me as to why this outdoor museum is here.

    Open only on Saturday and Sunday.
    Small admission fee.

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    Woodside Nursery

    by asturnut Written Jan 26, 2004
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    Woodside Nursery is a must see for anyone who loves flowers. Woodside is one of the top 10 daylily growers in the country. The nursery is only open to the public during peak bloom times during the summer. On special days there are workshops and tours, but for the most part I just go to wander (and spend a ton of money!) Visit the webisite for a schedule of events. You won't believe how amazing this place is, the photos don't do it justice. See it for yourself.

    Call for directions. The friendly staff will be happy to help.

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