Welcome to Historic Whitesbog Village
Welcome to the homepage of Whitesbog Village, an early 20th-century company town and agricultural community. In the early 1900s, Whitesbog was the largest cranberry farm in New Jersey, and its founder, Joseph J. White, was a nationally recognized leader in the cranberry industry. Aside from its immense success with cranberries, Whitesbog is also where the highbush blueberry was first successfully cultivated. For a more detailed story of Whitesbog, please click here.
Today, Whitesbog is part of Brendan T. Byrne State Forest and 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 Barrens forests.
Whitesbog is located at mile marker 13 on County Route 530, (Pemberton Township) NJ. The grounds are open from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year. The buildings are open only for scheduled events, prearranged tours, and special requests. Consult our calendar of events for dates and times, or call the office at (609) 893-4646 to schedule a special visit.
Historic Whitesbog Village will come alive with workers and residents from the 1920s. Join them in their daily activities. Visit Suningive, the home of Elizabeth White, the Blueberry Queen. Interact with those who helped make the blueberry one of America’s favorite fruit.
The Whitesbog Preservation Trust received a General Operating Support Grant for 2014 and 2015 from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.
Funding for the 32nd Annual Blueberry Festival and Whitesbog’s 2015 Special Arts Project and Concert Series, was made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts from a grant to the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Department of Resource Conservation, Division of Parks, with special thanks to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks and Forestry, Brendan T. Byrne State Forest for supplying the stage.
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 2015, we will collaborate to promote our sites at key historic and cultural events across New Jersey.
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