- Every 4th weekend of the month; Saturday-Sunday from 1-4 pm
- Open for special events as advertised
- Every October, the Depot holds a Civil War History Day with a living history encampment by the 12th NJ Volunteer Regiment, live civil war musicians, and various lectures and speeches performed by an Abe Lincoln impersonator
- Monthly open house with demonstrations, exhibits and lectures
- On Fridays in December, visitors young and old can attend holiday open houses, with model train displays, pictures with Santa, caroling, candy canes, cookies and hot chocolate
- ADA accessible building and restroom
- On-site parking
- Free tours
West Jersey Depot
354 Oakwood Avenue, Glassboro, NJ 08028
The former West Jersey and Seashore Line freight station was built in 1863 and served as both a telegraph office and hub of commercial activity in Glassboro from 1871 to 1971. At the height of activity, West Jersey Depot saw more than 100 freight and passenger trains pass through each day. After years of neglect, the station was restored in 2015 thanks to federal funding. Most of the original structure remains intact, including original wood window trim and wainscoting, as well as antique glass in all the windows. Visitors can glimpse the station’s original ticket window, complete with a sliding ticket door. There is also a replica of a working telegraph on site. Currently, West Jersey Depot serves as a meeting space for the Glassboro Historical Society.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
- Attend one of the Depot’s many cultural or historical events throughout the year
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