Due to the COVID-19 Virus ALL Whitesbog Historic Village Buildings including General Store & Offices will be closed until further notice. We still invite you to come and EXPLORE WHITESBOG and we are still open for hiking, cruising, dog walking, horseback riding and outside activities. Please remember to keep a safe distance from each other (Social Distancing). It is a good place to take a mental health break in nature and fresh air. If you need assistance please feel free to conact us via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Also please check below for the link to our ALL NEW online General Store.

Please check our Archives page and PINES page for great lesson plans updated weekly. 

Online Clothing Fundraiser (Click Here)

We need to be honest with you. It is a difficult reality to face that unfortunately, the Whitesbog Preservation Trust is not a guarantee. That is, not guaranteed without OVERWHELMING support from all of our supporters. Today we are facing a true perfect storm of factors; lost admission from indefinitely closed village buildings, lost income from a loss of education programs for an indefinite period of time, cancelled spring fundraising events...AND we are heading into our busiest time of year.
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. It's nothing glamorous, exciting, or new. We need your help to keep the doors open, the lights on, and to be able to keep our staff supplying you with needed social interaction 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. Will you be there for us and help ensure our continued operation?
 
 

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, 2018

 "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, 2018

"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, 2018

 

 

 

      
 
 
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