Welcome to Historic Whitesbog Village
Whitesbog Village is an early 20th century company town and agricultural community. In the early 1900’s, Whitesbog was the largest cranberry farm in New Jersey. Its founder, Joseph J. White, was a nationally recognized leader in the cranberry industry. In 1916, Elizabeth C. White collaborated with Dr. Frederick A. Coville of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and successfully developed the first cultivated blueberry here at Whitesbog.
Whitesbog is an important part of New Jersey history and the history of the blueberry and cranberry culture in the United States. It is listed on both the National and State Registers of Historic Sites. Whitesbog includes the village and the surrounding 3,000 acres of cranberry bogs, blueberry fields, reservoirs, sugar sand roads and Pine Barren’s forests.
Whitesbog Village’s grounds are open from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year, as part of the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest. The Village buildings are only opened for scheduled events, pre-arranged tours and by special request. Consult our calendar of events for dates and times, or call the office (609) 893-4646 to schedule a special visit.
Fiddling in the Forest Concert Series
Saturday, August 2, 2014 – 6PM – 8PM features “THE RAKE”
The Rake is a two-piece folk post-rock band from Pemberton, New Jersey. Harry Pomeroy playing melodic, down-beat riffs on guitar, to heartbreaking chords progressions combined with passionate singing. Harry Parks coming in to tie it all together with a post-rock feel, ranging from slow tempo storytelling grooves, to hard hitting drum beats that will make anyone nod their head to the rhythm. They combine a musical blend of Pine tall tales and their own original musical yarns based on these spooky tales; providing great music and stories to tell late at night. It’s up to the audience to decide if they are real or not. $5./ donation per person.
Saturday, August 9, 2014 – 6PM – 8PM features “RANDOM NOTES”
Playing original music and classic rock for over 23 years, this Burlington County husbsand and wife team both play guitar and sing. Random Notes has provided music for many benefits and special occasions throughout the years and welcomes two new members to the mix creating a fresh sound that fosters a fun family centered experience. $5./ donation per person.
Saturday , August 16, 2014 – 6PM – 8PM features “TONY PILEGGI and members of the BASEMEMT MUSICIANS”
Experience summer at its best - the best country and folk music in town, paying tribute to some of our country favorites, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, John Denver, Hank Williams, of course, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and many, many others.
Enjoy classic country, mostly from the 50′s, 60′s & 70′s. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy as the sun sets over the pines and experience a superb summer evening under the stars. $5./donation per person.
The Whitesbog Preservation Trust received a General Operating Support Grant for 2014 from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.
The Whitesbog Preservation Trust received a 2014 Special Project Grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, for the redesign, reinterpretation and revitalization of the Whitesbog Agricultural Museum, located in the Village’s historic Barrel Storage Warehouse.
The Whitesbog Preservation Trust is pleased to partner with Burlington County historical sites, including the Alice Paul Institute, Peachfield, West Hill Manor, Smithville Mansion, Roebling Museum and Bordentown Historical Society to highlight women’s history during New Jersey’s 350th anniversary. Throughout 2014, we will collaborate to promote our sites at key historic and cultural events across New Jersey.
Purchase your ‘Discover NJ History’ Licence Plate and support grants for heritage tourism.
When you are ready to renew your vehicle’s registration or register a new car, remember to support Heritage Tourism in New Jersey! It’s easy to order your ‘Discover NJ History’ licence plate online from Motor Vehicle Services. The cost is a one-time fee of $50 (annual $10 renewal fee). Your purchase will help sustain the Licence Plate Fund for Heritage Tourism, which supports projects that develop and promote visitor ready sites as heritage tourism destinations. The greater number of sales and renewals, the more funding there is available for worthy heritage toursim projects.