Gibbon House Museum -- Local history
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member NJBiblio
N 39° 23.565 W 075° 20.447
18S E 470654 N 4360417
Quick Description: Gibbon House in Greenwich, NJ. Presently a museum maintained by the Cumberland County Historical Society.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 7/1/2010 7:36:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM95A6
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 6

Long Description:
"Built in 1730 by Nicholas Gibbon, maritime merchant whose ships carried most of the Colonial trade of this port."

Home is 3 stories in a checkerboard pattern with 3 large dormer windows. The interior has been preserved to its 18th century appearance and is now open as a museum of the Cumberland County Historical Society.

This was once considered the largest, and most stately home in the area. Its owner, Thomas Gibbon, controlled virtually all trade from southern New Jersey on the Cohansey River through Bridgeton and onto Philadephia. This trade allowed southern New Jersey farmers to prosper by opening large markets in Philadelphia (over land) and New York (via the Delaware Bay and Atlantic).
The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]

The attraction’s own URL: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation:
Mon, Wed, Sat: 12:30pm - 4:00pm April through December


Admission Prices:
Free


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Up to 1 hour

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

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