WOMEN OF SCIENCE AND VISION
NEW JERSEY WOMEN’S HERITAGE
Learn about New Jersey’s women of science and vision. Visit the historic sites and attractions that depict and honor the accomplishments of women who helped shape the country. Along the way, enhance your journey with roadside attractions and must-see extras that embrace women’s history and demonstrate how New Jersey is unlike any other state in the country.
Simply follow our two-day New Jersey Women’s Heritage: Women of Science and Vision travel itinerary. To access more details about each historic site, be sure to click the links throughout to learn more.
Day 1: Burlington County
Visit Fenwick Manor, where Elizabeth White helped develop the famous New Jersey cultivated blueberry. The site is now the headquarters of the New Jersey Pinelands Commission. Tour the visitor center and then walk the trails and discover more about the New Jersey’s Pinelands. From there, it is only a short distance to Historic Whitesbog Village, a cranberry farming community where Elizabeth White successfully cultivated the high bush blueberry. Tour the historic village and walk the many habitat trails.
For an overnight stay, check into one of the historic inns in Burlington or Medford.
Day 2: Burlington County
Start your day with a stroll through Historic Smithville Park, where during the 1860s, Agnes Gilkerson Smith worked alongside her husband to create utopian industrial village. Make your way to Mount Holly for a relaxed lunch. Take in the city’s historic district before heading to Paulsdale, the childhood home of Alice Stokes Paul, noted suffragist and author of the Equal Rights Amendment. Tour the house and grounds to experience her life and times.
THERE'S MORE TO SEE AND DO: EXTEND YOUR STAY AND ADD THESE STOPS
Visit the Roebling Museum interpreting the seminal engineering innovations of the John A. Roebling's Sons Company, builders of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge.
MORE WAYS TO EMBRACE WOMEN'S HISTORY
Visit the Clara Barton Schoolhouse in Bordentown established by Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross.
New Jersey history is everywhere, hidden away on quiet back roads, right out in plain sight, 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. History is alive and waiting for you. View Additional Resources