Whitesbog Preservation Trust is adding online and in-person events including a NJ Historic Cranberry Trail and Whitesbog's Virtual Blueberry Festival 2020. We are celebrating the Birthplace of the Blueberry and Cranberry Harvest all year long! Join us in person for Saturday Mini Markets throughout the Fall, Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm! The General Store is now open Fridays and Saturdays for Porch Sales! You can also place an order online for pick up of items and shipping of books, tees, stickers and cards: https://whitesbog.square.site/s/shop
Whitesbog Village is a historic farm and town with 25 historic buildings, blueberry farm fields, cranberry bogs, hiking trails, reservoirs, streams, a picnic grove and the Elizabeth White Gardens. In the early 1900’s, Whitesbog was the largest cranberry farm in New Jersey and 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. Elizabeth developed a nursery here, built her home, Suningive and her gardens of native Pine Barrens plants.
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 General Store is open weekends from 10 - 4 and the other village buildings are open for scheduled events, tours and by special request.
The Whitesbog Preservation Trust is a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization supported by membership dues and volunteer energy. Your donations are vital to the ongoing restoration and protection of Whitesbog Village and the cultural and history programs offered by the Trust.
"Beautiful historical village is a must see. It’s a combination of history and nature. I’ve never seen so many swans in one place."-LS
"If you live in NJ and haven't been here, you have to put this place at the top of your list. Loaded with history and activities
"Great place to visit: lots to learn about cranberries and blueberries with a museum, art work, a general store and some fun, easy trails. The people at Whitesbog are friendly and helpful. Would definitely return for events." -PHV