Due to the COVID-19 Virus, Whitesbog Historic Village buildings including The General Store & Offices, will be closed until further notice. TRAILS are open again and we encourage you to follow New Jersey Parks, Forests and Historic Sites on Facebook for the latest updates on guidelines: https://www.facebook.com/NewJerseyStateParks/ 

We invite you to explore Whitesbog virtually through our website and social media pages where new content is being added daily. If you have questions please feel free to contact us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Check Out our NEW online General Store: https://whitesbog-preservation-trust.square.site/ 

Online Clothing Fundraiser (Click Here)

 

Please check our Archives page and PINES page for free homeschool lesson plans.

Whitesbog Preservation Trust staff are working from home and in the field creating online lessons, virtual tours, designing a new website, planning for future exhibits in the museum and online, preparing for new oral history recordings from the community, new school lessons, getting ready for reopening with new guidelines and caring for our collections by digitizing historic photographs and documents and transcribing interviews with former farm staff and workers.
Lost income from a loss of education programs for an indefinite period of time, cancelled spring fundraising events, a closed General Store and all activities in the Village cancelled is having a major impact on our finances...AND we are heading into the summer season with festivals being cancelled.
We are normally able to continue operating with revenue gained from visitor donations, General Store sales, education programs, and fundraising events. We have now lost all of those resources with no end in sight.
We are asking for your help today not for a special project. We need your help to be able to keep our staff at work behind the scenes and supplying you with educational programming during this trying time. Unfortunately, Whitesbog does not have an endowment or any real safety net. Without OVERWHELMING effort from ALL OF US, we are heading towards dark times. Make a donation now, become a member, shop online to help us be ready for you when we return.
 

Whitesbog Village is a historic company town and farm 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 and a great place to get in a nice walk."

                 -KJS

"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

 

 

 

      
 
 
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