Find A Piece of South Jersey’s Past at These Historic Inns

There’s no shortage of history in South Jersey, from prominent landmarks like Battleship New Jersey to off-the-beaten-path spots like Walt Whitman’s Camden home. But the area is also home to historic inns where famous and not-so-famous people have dined and rested their heads. These beautiful places are right in our neighborhoods and just waiting for you to experience their welcoming accommodations.


Braddock’s Tavern
39 South Main Street, Medford
Built in 1822, Braddock’s Tavern was initially used as an inn and hotel known as the Medford House Hotel. It was bought by Charles Braddock in 1898 and is now a popular location for dining in a unique, colonial atmosphere.



The Mason Cottage

623-625 Columbia Avenue, Cape May
Built in 1871, the cottage was used as a guesthouse for travelers. Today, guests can stay in renovated rooms and delight in the cottage’s annual tea time, hosted from October through March.


The Franklinville Inn
2526 Delsea Drive, Franklinville
In the 1700s, when Philadelphians would take the 85-mile stagecoach ride to Cape May, The Franklinville Inn was a popular stop along the way. Today, visitors can dine in this intimate, historic restaurant.



Candlelight Inn

Candlelight Inn
2310 Central Avenue, North Wildwood
This adorable inn was built as a home in the early 1900s, then sold and turned into a bed and breakfast in 1985. Guests can stay in one of the inn’s charming rooms and enjoy a delectable breakfast.


Tavro 13
1301 Kings Highway, Swedesboro
This unique restaurant is located inside the historic Old Swede’s Inn. Take in the the historic atmosphere while enjoying one of Tavro 13’s pre-Prohibition cocktails or decadent dishes.
Ye Olde Centerton Inn
1136 Almond Road, Pittsgrove
In operation since 1706, Ye Olde Centerton Inn is dedicated to serving only the best meals and cocktails to its customers. With six dining rooms, the restaurant offers an intimate dining experience like no other.



Colonial Inn at Historic Smithville

Colonial Inn at Historic Smithville
615 East Moss Mill Road, Smithville
The Colonial Inn was built in 1787 as an inn for travelers coming from Philadelphia. It has since been sold to many buyers, but has always remained an inn. The quaint building offers a charming experience and the surrounding historical village is a must-see.




The Telford Inn
145 Bridgeton Pike, Mantua
The Telford Inn was built in the late 1700s as an inn for travelers. It has changed hands a few times and ended up as a restaurant. Today, guests can and enjoy a delicious menu for lunch, dinner and brunch.



The Gables

The Gables
212 Centre Street, Beach Haven
This five-bedroom inn is perfect for any romantic getaway. It’s been beautifully restored and still radiates a Victorian ambience.


Bedford Inn
805 Stockton Avenue, Cape May
The Bedford Inn was originally built in the late 1800s as a home for the Page family. Today, it’s a picturesque bed and breakfast situated in Cape May, just a short walk from the beach.

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