Summer Is Over… But Still Plenty to Come!
|Summer might be “over,” but Wharton State Forest is open for business all year! Fall is the perfect time for hiking, camping and visiting Wharton State Forest’s historic sites.
Atsion Mansion Tours
The Atsion Mansion will be open for tours through November. Come see one of the most significant examples of Greek Revival architecture in South Jersey! Never “modernized” with plumbing or electricity, the house stands largely as it did in 1826.
Tours are 45-55 minutes and begin outside, between the mansion and office:
Tickets for tours can be purchased at the Atsion Office and are $3 for visitors over the age of 12, $1 for visitors ages 5-11 and free for visitors under 5-years-old.
Atsion Mansion is located at 744 US 206, Shamong, NJ 08088.
For more information or to confirm Atsion Mansion tour availability, please call the Atsion Office at (609) 268-0444.
Batsto Mansion Tours
Mansion tours continue this summer and fall at Batsto Village! Originally built in the eighteenth century as a small ironmaster’s house, the mansion now stands as it appeared after Joseph Wharton renovated the home in 1878. Serving as a vacation home for his family, the Batsto Mansion is an excellent example of the Italianate and Eastlake styles, both popular with the Victorian upper class.
Tours are 45-55 minutes and begin on the mansion porch:
Tickets can be purchased at the Batsto Visitor Center and are $3 for visitors over the age of 12, $1 for visitors ages 5-11 and free for visitors under 5-years-old.
Batsto Mansion is located at 31 Batsto Road, Hammonton, NJ 08037 in Historic Batsto Village.
For more information or to confirm Batsto Mansion tour availability, please call the Batsto Visitor Center at (609) 561-0024.
Fall is a perfect time to go camping: cool nights, warm days, and the sights, smells and sounds of autumn. All our campgrounds are open for business! Make your reservations here:
Atsion Family Camp will be open year-round.
Atsion Cabins will close for the season on October 31 and will reopen again in 2024.
Fall Antique, Glass & Bottle Show
Sunday, September 24, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, Rain or Shine
Join us for our annual Fall Antique, Glass & Bottle Show, presented by the Batsto Citizen’s Committee, Inc. Come to Batsto Village on September 24th to view Pine Barrens treasures, search for that rare find to add to your antique collection, or to take a fall stroll through the historic iron town and from 11AM – 2PM…
Take a wagon ride!
While in the village, stop by the Batsto Mansion for a special Antique, Glass & Bottle Show tour! Tours will cover the first floor of the house and will be available throughout the day. Special artifacts will also be on view. Tickets can be purchased at the Batsto Visitor Center and are $3 for visitors over the age of 12, $1 for visitors ages 5-11 and free for visitors under 5-years-old.
For more information, please call the Batsto Visitor Center at (609) 561-0024.
Seasonal historian and office worker Nick Muscella modeling some of our newest WSF gear!
New T-Shirts and Hats Available Now!
During your next visit, stop in the Batsto Visitor Center or Atsion Office to get your Wharton State Forest gear! Our newest designs include the Batsto Mansion, Atsion Mansion, and the Jersey Devil. Tee-shirts are $18 each.
SAVE THE DATE: October Events
Oct. 20-22 – Atsion Mansion Flashlight Tours
Oct. 25-29 – Batsto Village Lantern Tours
Oct. 28 – 8th New Jersey VI Civil War Living History Encampment
Oct. 29 – Haunting in the Pines
About Wharton State Forest
Located in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, Wharton State Forest is New Jersey’s largest state forest. It encompasses approximately 125,000 acres covering parts of Atlantic, Burlington and Camden counties providing a variety of recreational activities including hiking, biking, swimming and horseback riding. It is home to historic Batsto Village, Batsto and Atsion Mansions, and the Atsion Recreation Area. You can find more information about Wharton State Forest and other New Jersey state parks on our website at https://www.njparksandforests.org.