Introduction to Bridgeton, New Jersey
Bridgeton, New Jersey, in Cumberland county, is 11 miles W of Vineland, New Jersey and 36 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The city is located in the Vineland - Millville - Bridgeton metropolitan area. Bridgeton has a population of 22,771.
Bridgeton was first settled in 1686, when a sawmill was established by Richard Hancock. It was originally a part of the Deerfield Township. On March 1, 1865, Bridgeton was incorporated as a township. On March 1, 1865, Bridgeton was reincorporated as a city, replacing both Cohansey Township and Bridgeton Township. It has the largest historic district in New Jersey.
Bridgeton and nearby Attractions
- Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Village
- Nail House Museum
- Bellevue State Park
- Cohanzick Zoo
- George Woodruff Museum
- Fort Delaware State Park
Things To Do In Bridgeton
There are several historical sites and museums in and around Bridgeton. You can also enjoy the beautiful landscapes and the wildlife of the Cohanzick Zoo. The city includes a number of Victorian houses and several parks and playgrounds.
International flights are available at Philadelphia International Airport.
Bridgeton Higher Education
Facilities for higher education are provided by the Rowan University, Cumberland County College, Delaware State University and Wesley College.