Introduction to Mantua, New Jersey
Mantua, New Jersey, in Gloucester county, is 6 miles SW of Gloucester, New Jersey and 11 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is considered part of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Mantua has a population of 14,217.
Mantua was originally a part of Gloucester Township and was incorporated on February 23, 1853 as a township. Parts of Mantua were taken to create the townships of East Greenwich and Pitman. Mantua was named after Mantua Creek.
Mantua and nearby Attractions
- Heritage Glass Museum
- American Swedish Historical Museum
- Ceres Park
- Independence National Historical Park
- Fort Mifflin
- Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site
- Ridley Creek State Park
Things To Do In Mantua
The township of Mantua includes two public parks, which offer a number of recreational facilities. These include tennis courts, a roller hockey rink, beach volleyball courts and basketball courts. In addition, Mantua includes shopping areas and restaurants that serve quality regional and international dishes.
The nearest major airport is Philadelphia International.
Mantua Higher Education
Gloucester County College, Camden County College, Rowan University and several other colleges provide opportunities for higher education to the residents of Mantua.