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Cooper Gristmill

Campers who visit the Cooper Gristmill will witness the massive water wheel powering shafts, gears, and turning 2,000-pound mill stones as the master miller explains the history and workings of the mill. 65 County Rd. 513, Chester, NJ 07930. Morris County. Tel: 908-879-5463. Cost: Free/Fee.... More Info

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Acorn Hall

68 Morris Avenue, Morristown NJ 07960. 973-267-3465. An historic house museum. Fee.

Batsto Village

Wharton State Forest, 31 Batsto Road, Hammonton, NJ 08037. 609-561-0024. Historic village centered around the 1766 iron and glass-making industries. The Museum at the Visitors Center contains exhibits depicting the historical growth of Batsto. Free.

Cumberland County Historical Society

960 Ye Greate St., Greenwich NJ 08323. 865-455-4055. Features several historical sites and museums, including the Gibbon House, the Prehistorical Museum and the Maritime Museum. Free/Fee.

Fort Mott State Park

454 Fort Mott Road, Pennsville, New Jersey 08070. 856-339-9702. Fort Mott was part of a three-fort defense system designed for the Delaware River during the post-Civil War modernization period. Free.

Great Falls Historic District Cultural Center

65 McBride Ave. Ext., Paterson, NJ 07501. 973-279-9587. The Falls are 77 ft. high and 280 ft. wide, and the Center offers exhibits and videos on Paterson’s industrial history. Fee/Free.

Hancock House Historic Site

3 Front St., Hancock's Bridge, NJ 08038. 856-935-4373. Interactive tours and activities that focus on the History of Salem County and our Nation’s struggle for independence. COST: Free/Suggested Donation.

Millbrook Village

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Old Mine Rd. and N. I-80, Millbrook, NJ 07832. 908-841-9531. Recreation of a late 19th century rural community. Free.

Red Mill Museum Village

56 Main St., Clinton, NJ 08809. 908-735-4101. Visit the Red Mill and other buildings from the 18th-19th centuries. Fee.