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     Itıs where history was made. And where nature rules. Itıs where the arts come alive and stately mansions reign.
     New Jerseyıs Delaware River Region is all of these and more. Itıs a unique region that can provide you with many things to do and see on your next vacation
     Thereıs the 760,000-gallon open-ocean tank at the New Jersey State Aquarium at Camden, just one of the fascinating exhibits depicting sea life from around the state. Or Trenton, the nationıs second-largest state capital in continuous use and the site of one of General George Washingtonıs greatest Revolutionary victories. Today, you can visit the spot where Washington crossed the Delaware and tour the Old Barracks, used by soldiers in the French and Indian War. Or, stroll through the New Jersey State Museum and its impressive art galleries.
     Nearby is historic Princeton, with one of the nationıs oldest universities, art and culture in abundance, and a wealth of ivy-covered Georgian mansions. Visit Nassau Hall, site of the First Continental Congress.
     And the Delaware River Region has been home to some of historyıs greatest Americans. Today, you can visit the homes and workplaces of such luminaries as James Fenimore Cooper, Richard Stockton, Walt Whitman and Albert Einstein.
     Perhaps most impressively, the Delaware River Region is home to most of New Jerseyıs Pine Barrens, a million acres of preserved forests and waterways. It is, in fact, the largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi River.
     Inside these forests you can camp, hike, fish or paddle a canoe. You can visit the historic town of Batsto, a preserved 19th-century bog-iron town where craftsmen still ply their trades today. And you can tour a working cranberry bog and celebrate the annual Cranberry Festival each October in Chatsworth. However you choose to enjoy it, youıll marvel in the magnificent natural beauty that is the Pine Barrens.
     If you enjoy the arts, they flourish in the Delaware River Region. From open-air theaters to first-class dramatic production to music, dance and opera festivals, there is always an exciting cultural event happening here. If itıs fast-paced excitement youıre after enjoy the hard-riding thrills of real cowboys at Cowtown Rodeo, the largest weekly rodeo on the East Coast.
     A drive through the Delaware River Region will always bring you near one of the many historic towns - like Burlington, Haddonfield, Medford, Salem, and more - where resident strive to preserve yesterdayıs wonderful architecture for todayıs visitors...and tomorrowıs.
     The Delaware River Region combines history, culture and nature to create a wide array of vacation possibilities. And a chance for visitors to enjoy the diversity that is New Jersey.

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Campers Favorite places to visit in the Delaware River Region
Cowtown Rodeo Flea Market
Woodstown, Route 40. Oldest rodeo on the East Coast, competition every Saturday, May - September. Large Flea Market every Tuesday and Saturday year round. (856) 769-3200.
Philadelphia, PA
Access from NJ via bridges over Delaware River. Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Sesame Place and more.
Walt Whitman Home Site
330 Mickle Street, Camden. Original furnishings mementos. Free admission (856) 364-5383.
C. A. Nothnagle Log House
Gibbstown. The oldest log cabin in the United States. (856) 423-0916.
Batsto Historic Village
Wharton Tract, Rt. 542, Washington Township. Restored historic village with exhibits and performances. (609) 561-3262.
Franklinville Railroad Station
Franklin Township Restored railroad station containing memorabilia and train display. Please call first (856) 694-0858
New Jersey State House
Trenton - Second oldest continuously operated state house in the U.S. Tours arranged. (609) 633-2709.
Howell Historic living Farm
Hopewell Township Learn about farming. Free admission. (609) 737-3299.
Kuser Farm Mansion
390 Newkirk Ave. Hamilton Township. Restored 22 acre estate, grounds, mansion. (609) 890-3630. Clementon Lake Amusement Park
Blackwood-Clementon Dr., Clementon. Family amusement park and a perfect place for a picnic. (856) 358--2472.
Appel Farms Arts and Music Center
Elmer Shirley Rd.. Elmer 08318. Folk music concerts, theater performances, children's programs on 176 acre farm Annual outdoor folk festival on the first Saturday in June. (856) 358-2472. Fort Dix Military Museum
Pennsylvania Ave. Fort Dix, 08640-5300. Military memorabilia, military vehicles and memorials tours on request. (609) 562-2334.
Smithville Mansion Complex
Burlington County Cultural and Heritage Center, Smithville/Jacksonville Rd., Mt. Holly. Historic 19th Century industrial complex (609) 265-5068
Old Barracks Museum
Barrack Street, Trenton. Only French and Indian War Barracks still standing in the U.S. Restored soldier's quarters 19th century period rooms, antique exhibits. (609) 396-1776.
New Jersey State Museum/Planetarium
205 West State Street, Trenton. American art of 19th and 20th centuries, local art, exhibit of dinosaur fossils and Indian artifacts (609) 292-6333.
Thomas H. Kean State Aquarium
Riverside Dr., Camden. Second largest Open ocean tank in the US, 230 seat auditorium; Riverview Cafe, gift shop. Open year round, daily From 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. (856) 365-3300.
Hopewell Museum
28 E Broad St., Hopewell, 08525. (7 miles northwest of Princeton). Victorian house, period rooms, toys and clothes, and Indian wing, changing exhibits. (609) 466-0103.
Burlington County Prison Museum
128 High St.. Mount Holly. 08060. This 1810 structure was build by Robert Mills to be virtually maintenance free. National Historic Landmark. Open for tours Wed. and Sat., April through mid-November. (609) 265-5958.
Finns Point Lighthouse
Supawra Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Fort Mott and Lighthouse Rds., Pennsville 08079. Erected in 1876. this lighthouse was first built in Buffalo NY and shipped by rail to Salem. NJ and then by mule-drawn wagon to its present location. (856) 935-1487.
Drumthwacket
354 Stockton St.. Princeton 08540. Governor's Mansion. Tours are available on Wed. from noon to 2 pm, groups of 15 or more must make an appointment. Closed Aug. (609) 683-0057.
Garden State Discovery Museum
16 Springdale Rd. N Cherry Hill, NJ 08003, (856)-424-1233. Hands on, interactive children's museum specially designed to encourage children ages 18 months to 10 years.
Columbus Flea and Farmers Market
Rte.206, Columbus. (609)-358-2472, Up to 1,700 outdoor stands, 70 indoor stores

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