Overnight Encampments on Battleship NJ 2017

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Overnight Encampments   2017      Camden, Camden County

Spend a night on the legendary Battleship New Jersey, a floating museum on the Camden Waterfront across from Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. From the moment you walk up the gangway, you’ll be greeted with a breathtaking display of the battleship’s size. She’s nearly three football fields long and eleven stories high.

Cape May Lighthouse Cape May

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Cape May Lighthouse Cape May Point, Cape May County

Located in Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township. Built in 1859. Nearly 100,000 visitors a year experience a visit to the top of the lighthouse, participating in a century old rite of a visit to the Jersey Shore. Learn about our rich maritime history and enjoy an unparalleled view of the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean with a climb to the top of the 1859 Cape May Lighthouse

Absecon Lighthouse Atlantic City

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Absecon Lighthouse   Atlantic City, Atlantic County

Take an amazing journey into time and above it all as you ascend the 228 steps of the Absecon Lighthouse, one of the oldest lighthouses in the country. You'll see breathtaking views of the Atlantic City skyline and up top you'll come face-to-face with the original first-order Fresnel Lens, first lit in 1857.

Historic Village at Allaire State Park Farmingdale

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Allaire State Park          Farmingdale, Monmouth County     

The Historic Village at Allaire is one of the premier living history museums in the state of New Jersey. A living history museum portrays the everyday lives of people, whose stories are often lost in the grander schemes of history.

Ringwood Manor Ringwood

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Ringwood Manor       Ringwood, Passaic County

Ringwood Manor is a National Historic Landmark District, having historical importance spanning from Native American occupation through the early 20th century.

Historic Speedwell Morristown

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Historic Speedwell                       Morristown, Morris County

Family Fun Day Trip in New Jersey.

Discover the "birthplace of the Telegraph" and experience life during the early years of the Industrial Revolution and the dawn of a new era in communications. This site preserves the estate of Stephen Vail, proprietor of the Speedwell Iron Works from the early to mid-1830s. Also on site is the national historic landmark factory building where Alfred Vail and Samuel F.B. Morse demonstrated a perfected telegraph to the public for the first time in January 1838.

Empty Sky 911 Memorial Jersey City

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Empty Sky 911 Memorial             Jersey City, Hudson County

The "Empty Sky" 9/11 Memorial is the official State of New Jersey's Memorial that honors the memory of the 749 people that lived in or had ties to New Jersey that lost their lives at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

The names are placed randomly on the twin brushed stainless steel walls. Individuals' names (4 inches tall) are within reach and engraved deep enough for hand rubbing. The memorial, designed by Jessica Jamroz and Frederic Schwartz, was dedicated on September 11, 2011, the 10-year anniversary.

The brushed stainless steel twin walls are 210 feet long, the width of each side of the World Trade Center Towers. They rise 30 feet, standing parallel to each other with a 12-foot wide paved path of bluestone between them. Like the World Trade Center, the stainless steel reflects the constantly changing light of day. The memorial invites visitors to literally and metaphorically look toward the empty sky in memory and look forward as a community.

The Empty Sky Memorial is open to the public but minor repair work will be scheduled due to Hurricane Sandy damage.

contact:

address: Liberty State Park, 1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305

website: http://www.nj911memorial.orgily,

Lambert Castle Paterson

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Lambert Castle              Paterson, Passaic County

"The Castle," a well-known landmark in Northern New Jersey, is located on Garret Mountain overlooking the City of Paterson. Once a private residence, the building is fashioned after an English castle.  

Old Barracks Museum Trenton

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 Old Barracks Museum                Trenton, Mercer County

Built during the French & Indian War in 1756, the Old Barracks Museum is the last remaining British military barracks in North America. It is one of the most visited sites in New Jersey, and considered to be one of the most important historic sites in the United States!

Batsto Village Hammonton

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Batsto Village    Hammonton, Camden County

Experience a fun and informative day reminiscent of a time long past in this historic village. Watch demonstrations by our resident blacksmiths, visit a Revolutionary War camp and experience a walking tour of our village, living history demonstrations, active sawmill & post office--one of the 4 oldest working post offices in the nation!