- Visitor Center open daily 9 am - 4 pm
- Self-guided cell phone tour
- blacksmith demonstrations on Saturdays in season
- Batsto mansion tours
- interpretive programs
- Picnic tables
- museum shop
- food concession
- Free admission
- parking fee Memorial Day to Labor Day
Batsto State Park
31 Batsto Road, Hammonton, NJ 08037
Historic Batsto Village, listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places is located in Wharton State Forest in Southern New Jersey. The village was originally the site of the Batsto Iron Works, begun in 1766, processing bog iron into household implements. During the Revolution, the works manufactured supplies for the Continental Army. Today, visitors can tour the streets of the village, see the workers cottages and mansion, the remains of the iron furnace, the gristmill, sawmill, farm and other community enterprises.
The Batsto works produced iron until the mid-19th century, when production turned to manufacturing glass for windows and street lamps. Glass manufacturing ceased by the mid-1870s. New owner Joseph Wharton expanded the mansion and invested in agriculture and forestry in the area. The State of New Jersey purchased the property in the mid-1950s. Some of the residences in the village were occupied until 1989.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
- Stop in at the Visitor Center and Museum
- Take a self-Guided tour of the village
- Take a guided tour of the mansion
- See the sawmill demonstrations
- Hike and bike in Wharton State Park
- Visit one of the oldest Post Offices in the country and have your mail hand-cancelled
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