The state of New Jersey has so much to offer of touristic interest, that we feel like it is better to break it down region by region. Here are the five places along the Delaware river you will not be disappointed to have visited.
Old Barracks Museum
One of the most particular and interesting aspects of the Old Barracks Museum is that the building stands exactly as it did more than two centuries ago. It was the time of the Revolutionary War and the barracks was used to house British soldiers.
The Old Barracks Museum is the only remaining colonial construction of its kind in New Jersey. In 1758, five total barracks were authorized to accommodate troops during the French and Indian War.
The Batsto Village is a community located in the south-central parts of the Pine Barrens. It is listed on the state’s National Register of Historic Places. The village is named after the company Batsto Iron Works, which was built in the area back in 1766.
Nowadays, you can visit over 40 points of interest in Batsto Village, including the main mansion and the sawmill. You can also enjoy a carriage horse ride.
The Pine Barrens
The residents of New Jersey are used to refer to this beautiful and mysterious place as just the Pines. The Pine Barrens are a densely forested area that stretches across more than one million acres, reaching seven counties of New Jersey.
The one-of-a-kind ecology of the Pine Barrens is what makes it such a biodiverse and interesting corner of the universe. It is the home of a broad spectrum of plant life, including many subspecies of orchids and even carnivorous plants.
Within the Pinelands Reserve, you can find the Wild and Scenic Rivers. Along the multiple campgrounds and waterbodies, you get to enjoy the most fun activities, such as cycling, hiking, canoeing and kayaking.
Walt Whitman House
At the Walt Whitman House in Camden, you are offered the opportunity to go through the masterful poet’s manuscripts, photos and items of memorabilia.
At his modest house, built in 1848, Walt Whitman used to host guests from all over the world. There, the poet completed what would become his last volume of works, before his passing in 1892.
The Trenton State House
Built in 1790, the Trenton State House is the third oldest state house in the United States among those that have been in continuous use since their construction. It has recently been renovated and opened for visitors.
Unlike most state buildings, the Trenton State House is not modeled after the Capitol, which grants it quite an unusual design. It is comprised of two parallel structures, which are connected by the dome tower. Therefore, the design resembles the letter H.
As you can see, the Delaware River Region in New Jersey has a lot to offer you as a visitor, whether you are passionate about history, culture, architecture, nature or adventure. And these are just five of the many amazing places to visit. Don’t miss out!
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