DescriptionQuakers settled the area around present-day Bridgeton in the late 1600s, and within 50 years constructed the bridge across Cohansey Creek that would give the town its name. By the 19th century Bridgeton was the seat of Cumberland County and boasted a woolen mill, a nail factory and an ironworks. Prosperous residents constructed still-standing Colonial, Federal and Victorian edifices; today more than 2,200 period houses and commercial buildings crowd the town's historic district.
Visitor InfoBridgeton Area Chamber of Commerce 76 Magnolia Ave. BRIDGETON, NJ 08302. Phone:(856)455-1312
Self-guiding toursBrochures outlining self-guiding tours past period houses on Bridgeton's historic east and west sides are available at the chamber of commerce.
ShoppingOn W. Commerce Street, a row of restored Victorian buildings contains a variety of shops.
Things to SeeBridgeton City Park