Tuesday, February 18, 2020

A Historic Find in New Jersey's Wharton Forest

Batsto Mansion

Batsto Village:
A historic village 
tucked in the 
New Jersey Pinelands 
along the Batsto River 
was the one time site 
of an active iron works community. 

Batsto Mansion

The initial iron works company 
was established in 1766, 
and the village grew
over the next 100 years. 

The Gristmill

Eventually iron works gave way to glass works. 
After the decline of the glass business 
Joseph Wharton bought the property in 1876, 
modernized the mills 
and began growing cranberries, peanuts and hay.
Wharton was interested in forestry 
and today the surrounding state forest bears his name. 

Barn Reflection

In present times the property is owned by the state of New Jersey 
and is open to the public as a historic site. 
It boasts 40+ historic structures on the property.

Batso Worker Cottages

Plan Your Trip
Batsto is an easy day trip from Philadelphia. 
You can walk the grounds 
and hike, mountain bike or horseback ride on trails adjacent to the property. 
Special events are held periodically throughout the year. 
Mansion tours are available for a small fee 
Wednesdays - Sundays at specified times. 

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31 Batsto Rd, Hammonton, NJ 08037

More images from this set are found here. 

Batsto Lake

Hiking the Blue Trail


Tamar SB said...

Wow a super find! A gorgeous day to explore, too.

MadSnapper said...

I would love, love, love to visit this place. the batso mansion and the workers cottages photos are my favorite.. so glad they have made this a museum to keep these available as a door into the past