• Museum and Library: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, and Fridays 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm, and the third weekend of each month, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday
  • Self-guided tours offered throughout the year
  • Free on-site parking with overflow lot across the street
  • Restrooms on site
  • Second floor accessible via staircase only
  • Nearby dining and shopping
  • Free for members
  • Non-member adults - $5
  • Children 6 and up - $1
  • Children under 6 - Free

Hunter-Lawrence-Jessup House Museum at Gloucester County Historical Society

58 N. Broad Street, Woodbury, NJ 08096


The 18-room Hunter-Lawrence-Jessup House was built in 1765 by prominent Revolutionary War era Judge John Sparks. Over the years, the house has served as home to many distinguished residents, including Captain James Lawrence of “Don’t Give Up the Ship” fame (still the motto of the US Navy), and Reverend Andrew Hunter, Revolutionary War era chaplain. Since 1924, the home has been maintained by the Gloucester County Historical Society as a museum of local history and features rotating exhibits on South Jersey history. Permanent collections encompass art glass, toys, furniture from several time periods, portraiture, farming implements, military and Native American artifacts, the Betsy Ross hearth, and fiber arts and textiles, including samplers, quilts and fashions. Additionally, the Gloucester County Historical Society Edith E. Hoelle Memorial Library located on site offers the largest genealogical collection in South Jersey, including family papers, genealogical manuscripts, photographs, maps and general ephemera.


  • Check out the museum’s rotating exhibits on South Jersey history
  • Take a self-guided tour of the architecturally unique home
  • Explore your family history at the Edith E. Hoelle Memorial Library

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