About Us

Who We Are

The Whitesbog Preservation Trust invites visitors to travel back in time to learn about the history of cranberry farming, life in a rural South Jersey company town and the individuals and culture that supported the farming operations and Elizabeth White’s efforts to cultivate the first highbush blueberry. Explore the village on your own, attend a scheduled program, or sign up for a guided tour. Check our Calendar of Events for dates and times. Registering is easy, and can be done online

History

Once the biggest NJ Cranberry Farm, Whitesbog is also the Birthplace of the Blueberry industry and a significant Women’s History destination. Hiking trails and special events highlight the farm’s location in the Pine Barrens. The park is open every day. 


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Oral History & Recordings

The Archives Team has recorded over 38 interviews in the past four years, and we continue to interview community members to share their stories. Our unique oral histories cover the history of Whitesbog, the cranberry & blueberry industries, and the surrounding towns. 


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Education

Schedule a field trip, tour, or program for your group, all ages welcome! We specialize in hands-on history, ecology, STEM experiences, both on site and traveling, adult presentations and custom group tours. Be sure to reach out early to find out what season is best to meet your interests, or schedule multiple visits to see the full farm seasons!


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Archive

The Whitesbog Archives is home to countless documents and objects including photographs, glass plate negatives, cranberry barrels and crates, and more. Be sure to explore our online digital collection!


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The Farm

Established in 1857 as a 100 acre farm, Whitesbog expanded to a 3,000 acre operation under Joseph J. White. Blueberry cultivation was started here in 1911. Today, Whitesbog is farmed by the fifth generation of the family.

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About

Whitesbog Preservation Trust is the caretaker of Whitesbog Historic Village, a small cranberry farming village founded in 1857 


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Support

Discover ways you can Support us including volunteering, corporate sponsorship, leaving a legacy and becoming a sustaining patron.


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FAQ

Find answers to frequently asked questions about Whitesbog, your visit and planning for events


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Whitesbog Preservation Trust (501(c) (3) non profit) is the caretaker of Whitesbog Historic Village, a small cranberry farming village founded in 1857.

Whitesbog Preservation Trust

120 W. Whites Bog Road #34

Browns Mills, NJ 08015

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609.893.4646

whitesbogpreservationtrust@gmail.com

Open Daily: Sunrise – Sunset


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