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DISCOVER SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY WOMEN’S HISTORY October 05, 2020

South Jersey is the southernmost portion of New Jersey and is considered part of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. It is comprised of seven counties located between the Lower Delaware River and the Atlantic Ocean – Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem. The region exhibits both geographical and cultural differences from the northern part of the state. South Jersey features expansive woodland and farmland and some stark ling...



DISCOVER CENTRAL NEW JERSEY WOMEN'S HISTORY May 18, 2020

Central New Jersey is known as the crossroads of New Jersey and is made up of six counties – Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, and Union. It is only a short drive up the turnpike to Northern New Jersey and encompasses nearly half of the Jersey Shore. Central New Jersey is also the location of the state capital in Trenton and some of New Jersey’s most important historical events transpired here. In an effort to highlight some of central New Jersey’s histo...



DISCOVER NORTHERN NEW JERSEY WOMEN'S HISTORY March 04, 2020

Northern New Jersey may be best known for its proximity to New York, but it is also home to some women’s history attractions that are open for you to explore! 
Northern Jersey is comprised of eight counties – Bergen, Union, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren. Northern New Jersey is home to Taylor Ham (yes, it’s Taylor Ham not pork roll), the most shopping malls in one area, and the George Washington Bridge, one of the world’s busiest motor ...



DISCOVERING NEW JERSEY’S HISTORY LICENSE PLATE June 18, 2019

In 1995, the Discover NJ History License Plate was established by the New Jersey Historic Trust to support historic preservation activities within the State. The mission of the Trust is to advance historic preservation in New Jersey for the benefit of future generations through education, stewardship and financial investment programs that save New Jersey’s rich heritage and strengthen its communities. Nearly 25 years later, the Discover NJ History License Plate Fund is ...



GHOSTS ON THE COAST: JOURNEYING THROUGH NEW JERSEY’S HAUNTED HISTORY IN ASBURY PARK April 17, 2018

Asbury Park, NJ is known for the Stone Pony and its world famous musicians, but some believe it’s also home to an abundance of paranormal activity. Like many places along the Jersey Shore, Asbury Park has its fair share of ghost stories and sightings. Visitors have reported spirits walking along the boardwalk, appearing in the Paramount Theatre and Convention Hall, and at Asbury Lanes. This history of hauntings is not new. In 1894, famous American author Stephen Crane p...



FROM THE WATERFRONT TO THE PINELANDS, HISTORY IS EVERYWHERE IN CAMDEN COUNTY January 29, 2018

It may be best known for its views of the skyline of Center City Philadelphia from the Delaware River waterfront, but Camden County has dozens of attractions that are open for you to explore as part of your journey through New Jersey.
Located in South Jersey, Camden County’s 227 square miles are filled with urban, suburban, and rural landscapes and historic sites in nearly every one of its 37 municipalities. From Petty’s Island in the middle of the Delaware River i...



#MYJOURNEYTHROUGHJERSEY PHOTO CONTEST November 06, 2017

New Jersey history is everywhere, hidden away on quiet back roads, right out in plain site, in urban areas, country towns and villages, and along the Jersey shore. Historic sites across the state tell intriguing stories of New Jersey’s diverse, inventive, creative and revolutionary people. We want to hear from you about where, and why, you choose to Journey through Jersey. We're hosting the #MyJourneythroughJersey Photo Contest, where you can submit up to 5 photos o...



MEET JOURNEY THROUGH JERSEY'S SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM! May 19, 2017

Journey through Jersey is excited to introduce our first social media team! The New Jersey Historic Trust launched launched Journey through Jersey to promote heritage tourism in New Jersey and to support and improve quality visitor experiences at the state’s many and diverse historic sites. Our new team of three social media interns, all recent graduates with interests in history, heritage tourism, and marketing, will help to maximize Journey through Jersey's reach....



AMERICA'S FIRST NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK April 18, 2017

In honor of National Park Week, Jude Pfister, D. Litt., has written a guest post for Journey through Jersey giving a little insight into the formation of our country's first National Historical Park (NHP), which just happens to be located right here in New Jersey! Dr. Pfister is the Chief of Cultural Resources for Morristown NHP and is the author of numerous books on New Jersey and American history.
-HISTORY-America’s first National Historical Park, Morristown...



WELCOME TO JOURNEY THROUGH JERSEY February 03, 2017

It is with great excitement that I welcome you to the New Jersey Historic Trust’s new “Journey through Jersey” website. Designed to help visitors experience the richness and beauty of New Jersey’s heritage, the New Jersey Historic Trust has created this comprehensive, user-friendly resource to bring attention to all the state has to offer heritage tourists.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation defines heritage tourism as “traveling to experience the places...