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.
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.
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
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.
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
NORTH PEMBERTON RAILROAD STATION MUSEUM
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.
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.
YOU CAN DO
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
Pemberton Railroad Station Museum, Rail Trail and Gift Shop
3 Fort Dix Road Pemberton, NJ 08068
Ph: 609-894-0546 Fax: 609-894-0568
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
The Rail Trail is open to the public for recreation from dawn