Hwy 542, Batsto New Jersey 08037
Batsto Village was founded in 1766 by ironmaster Charles Reed. Later owners served the needs of the Continental Army during the War for Independence by providing kettles and munitions. During the 19th century, Batsto craftsmen ventured into glassmaking, specializing in window panes for gas lamps. When the state bought the site in the 1950s, it decided to promote it as a historical village. By that time, the 40-acre site suffered from years of neglect. The state of New Jersey restored the gristmill and sawmill, making them operational. Workers repaired the dam and the old Post Office, and constructed a new visitor center. More than 40 buildings have now been restored.
Batsto Village is located in the Wharton State Forest, part of the Pinelands National reserve.
Other History nearby:
(Dover) Air Mobility Command Museum
(Smyrna) Allee House
(Philadelphia) American Swedish Historical Museum
(New Castle) Amstel House
(Somers Point) Atlantic Co Historical Society Library
(Philadelphia) Atwater Kent Museum-Philadelphia History
06/14 Coming to The Batsto area
Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival Atlantic City NJ April5-6 Over 90 different breweries from around the corner and across the country will showcase their unique libations.
Dewey Beach PopFest Dewey Beach DE April12-13 Features three nights of showcase performances and two days of demo and mentoring sessions, tradeshow, and industry events.
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Contemporary Art Fair Connecticut Norwalk CT April27-28 Modeled after our two sucessful NYC shows at the Javits Center. Each of the two shows will have approximately 100 exhibitors.
Galena Dogwood Festival Galena MD May4 The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is will take place throughout Galena. The parade will have a War of 1812 theme.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 As one of the longest running festivals in the state of Delaware, Dover Days dates back to 1933. What started as a garden tour staged by the Dover Garden Club, has now become an annual time to remember First State heritage with community spirit and an entertaining festival of family events.