5 places that mix a little history with a lotta fun

Learn some South Jersey history while keeping the entire family entertained at these fun spots.

1. Army Air Field Museum – Millville, NJ
Stand where thousands of brave soldiers once stood at “America’s First Defense
Airport.” Browse countless artifacts, drop in for an air show or a movie night. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. For a personalized tour, call ahead to schedule.


2. Doo Wop Experience Museum – Wildwood, NJ

Show your kids that – ‘yes, there was electricity in the 1950’s’ – as you guide them through the Neon Sign Garden of the Doo Wop Experience Museum. The exhibit is constantly evolving as new furniture, signage, and memorabilia from the 50’s and 60’s is collected. The museum is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, call for more details: 609-523-1958.


3. Barclay Farmstead – Cherry Hill, NJ

Get a glimpse of how life once was in the 1800’s as you tour this historic farmhouse and take a hike along one of the nature trails on site. There is new fun, interactive activities each year, so visit the calendar to learn more. Hours are Wednesdays, 12-4 p.m. and the 1st Sunday of each month between 1 and 4 p.m. Admission is free for Cherry Hill Township residents and children 12 and under. For additional information, visit http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/barclay


4. Burlington County Prison Museum – Mt. Holly, NJ

Walk through the cell blocks and get a little spooky at the allegedly haunted Prison Museum, once featured in “Ghost Hunters.” You can even rent the prison courtyard for an event. The museum is open Thursday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and Sundays between 12 and 4 p.m. Tickets are $2 for students, $3 for seniors/ veterans, and $5 for adults. Children 5 and under are free.


5. Army Reserve Mobilization Museum – Fort Dix, NJ

Walk through the evolution of the Army Reserve in this chronologically-organized exhibit featuring artifacts from 1776 to present. The museum shows you the experience of Army Reserve Units as they activate during times of war. Be sure to call three-days ahead to receive a visitor’s pass at (609) 562-2334

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