- Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm
- Open all year round
- Educational programs offered on-site
- Lectures on topics of regional interest ranging from science and biology to history, folklore, and archaeology
- Group tours can be arranged with the Commission Archaeologist/Cultural Resources Planner
- Guests can also visit the new Candace McKee Ashmun Pinelands Education Exhibit
- ADA accessible
- Restrooms on site
- Interpretive signage
- Visitor’s Center
15 Springfield Road, New Lisbon, NJ 08068
Fenwick Manor was built in the early 1820s as a modest farmhouse. The original farmstead included multiple structures of which a barn, an outhouse, and a carriage house still survive today. Over the span of 125 years, Fenwick Manor was owned by a variety of individuals from the same family. Benjamin Jones, owner from 1827-1844, was a colorful entrepreneur who built a railroad. His cousin, Colonel James Fenwick, was the second owner and a gentleman farmer who experimented in cranberry culture. Upon his death in 1882, the Colonel’s son-in-law, Joseph Josiah White, acquired the farm and expanded cranberry operations at nearby Whitesbog. White's daughter, Elizabeth White, helped develop the cultivated blueberry in 1916 while she was living in Fenwick Manor. Much of the remaining 210 acres of the farmstead still belong to descendants of White. Fenwick Manor is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places. It currently serves as the headquarters for the New Jersey Pinelands Commission.
The Pinelands Commission is dedicated to educational outreach and offers multiple educational programs on a wide variety of Pinelands topics. Visitors are welcome to explore the grounds at their leisure or visit the new Visitor's Center which provides guests with a unique opportunity to learn about Fenwick Manor and the surrounding area. In addition, guests can tour the new Candace McKee Ashmun Pinelands Education Exhibit at the Richard J. Sullivan Center for Environmental Policy and Education.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
- Stop into the Visitor’s Center to learn about Fenwick Manor, Pinelands industries, history, and lore, and plan further excursions into the Barrens
- Explore the property to catch a glimpse of the old barn, outhouse, and carriage house
- Arrange a tour inside the Manor to view its architectural features
- Catch a lecture given by The Pinelands Commission on topics including local history, folklore, and archaeology
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