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The Batsto Mansion is the centerpiece of the Batsto Village, both of which are located in the Wharton State Park. Joseph Wharton, an industrialist from Philadelphia, built it as a place to relax. I have read the interior is decorated in the Victorian Era and...More
A hidden gen in South NJ!
Love the vibe here! Laid back park rangers and friendly gift shop workers!
Park for free. Walk around and check out the beautiful HISTORIC buildings kept in tip top shape. Lots of couples strolling around, dog walkers, people getting...More
We finished our hike at Batsto about 12;25 and went back to the Visitors' Center to visit the rest rooms. We noted that the first tour of the Batso Mansion was scheduled for 1:00 p.m., so we paid our $3.00 each and purchased tickets. At...More
We drove from Brigantine NJ, where we are currently staying but found the place to be closed, despite the fact that the sign said that it was open daily and the website did not note that the place was closed.
We wished that we could...More
Batsto is a treasure. Fantastic history, old buildings, wonderful trails to explore, abundant wildlife and native pinelands plants, streams, lakes and forests. It is beautiful at all times of the year. My family, from my daughter when she was young, and now her children have...More
I've been here many times since childhood (I'm far from a child now but we don't have to go into that). It felt like serendipity to find a complete Victorian (it goes back further) town with workers cottages in the middle of the pine barrens....More