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North Pemberton Railroad Station Museum and Rail Trail

"Railway stations are our gates to the glorious and the unknown. Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine, and to them, we return."
E.M Forster

HISTORY

North Pemberton Railroad StationThe Railroad Station was built in 1892 by John S. Rogers of Moorestown. It replaced the earlier frame station which had burned in November of 1891 Built in 1892, The North Pemberton Railroad Station was in active use until 1969 when the last direct rail service between Pemberton and Camden ended. Restoration was completed in March, 1999. The Station is on both the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Sites.

Owned by the Township of Pemberton, the Station is open to the public as a museum of regional history and a Welcome and Information Center for both the Pinelands and the Pemberton area.

OUR MISSION

The Pemberton Township Historic Trust (PTHT) is a non-profit all volunteer organization whose goal it is to preserve, research, and educate. There are always volunteers in the museum who will do their very best to answer any questions our visitors may have about history and the railroad. We do this because we are dedicated and know the importance of learning about our past. Our ancestors' very lives depended on the railroad for supplies, transportation and employment. Towns grew up around the railroad and it was once the life's blood of this country.

The 2.5 mile rail trail in PembertonTHE RAIL TRAIL

Walk or ride your bike on the beautiful 2.5 mile rail trail and allow the spirit of the past to take you by the hand and lead you back to a simpler time.

THE GIFT SHOP

Our Gift Shop contains a wide variety of books on New Jersey state history, regional history, the Pinelands, nature, and of course, the railroad. We also carry children's books and gifts for any occasion.

THE NORTH PEMBERTON RAILROAD STATION MUSEUM

The Railroad Station Museum is filled with many historical artifacts related to the railroad, the cranberry and blueberry industry, and regional history. All artifacts were donated by dedicated volunteers and local historians who make it possible for everyone to appreciate these fine relics. The hands that touched these artifacts are the hands that built this country and made it the great nation that it is today. We have much to be proud of and the museum offers a unique opportunity to see what life was like for those who came before us and paved the way for the rich lives we live today. Their hard work and sacrifices should never be forgotten.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The PTHT sponsors community events such as our Annual Holiday Hayride (December), Day at the Station & Lantern Show (June), Train, Toy and Collectible Show (November), Annual MS Walk and Volunteer Picnic. Area school children enjoy field trips to the station where they have fun earning about history and the railroad from our volunteers. We also present displays and demonstrations at local libraries and schools. We take the local school children on bus tours of Pemberton Township historic sites and we will also conduct tours for any age group. Although we do accept donations, this is always done free of charge. If you wish to take advantage of one of these tours, please call to make arrangements.

Artifacts on Display in the Railroad Station MuseumWHAT YOU CAN DO

You can donate artifacts, equipment, photos, information, funds and your time to help save and preserve our history. Call the Museum during business hours if you wish to volunteer. Any amount of time you can spare will be greatly appreciated. Volunteers are desperately needed. We have something for everyone! Areas most in need of assistance are: Clerical, the Gift Shop, Filing, The Trades (all fields), Education, Special Events, Research, Restoration, and Maintenance. All donations are tax deductible.

 

North Pemberton Railroad Station Museum, Rail Trail and Gift Shop
3 Fort Dix Road Pemberton, NJ 08068
Ph: 609-894-0546 Fax: 609-894-0568
Email: pthtrust@yahoo.com
Sponsored by the Pemberton Twp. Historic Trust
An all volunteer Non-Profit 501(C) (3) Organization
Museum and Gift Shop Hours of Operation:
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Other Hours by Appointment
Handicap Accessible
The Rail Trail is open to the public for recreation from dawn to dusk.

The above information was provided to PineyPower.com by Lee Tamn, Pemberton Twp. Historic Trust.

See photos of Winslow Railroad Junction in the Southern Pine Barrens.

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The Pine Barrens is becoming a popular tourist destination. It offers history, nature, boating, camping, fishing, swimming, and most of all, peace and tranquility. It's important to families who live here, whether for a few years or many generations, that our peace and tranquility be preserved.A local lawyer or doctor won't look any different than his neighbor who works the land. Thousand dollar suits aren't what impress people of the Pines - taking care of nature and fellow man is what matters. To that end, it is important for you to know that as a visitor to our precious Pine Barrens, you should show respect for the flora and fauna, for the historical buildings or their remains, and show respect for the "locals". Walk and drive gently. Treat our Pine Barrens as you would want a visitor to treat your own home town - and your own family. Thank you.

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