Introduction to Pitman, New Jersey
Pitman was established on a stretch of land shared by the Mantua and Glassboro Townships. The land was originally marked as the site of a Methodist Summer Camp and the community was named in honor of Reverend Charles Pitman, an active member in the ministry of the Methodist pastorate. The community's first public school was built in 1884, and the town was officially incorporated on May 24, 1905.
Pitman and Nearby Attractions
- National Museum of American Jewish History
- Academy of Natural Sciences
- Alice Paul Birthplace
- Bellevue State Park
- Adventure Aquarium
- Philadelphia Zoo
Things To Do In Pitman
Independence National Historical Park includes Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Bellevue State Park has nature trails, a fitness track, picnic areas, fishing areas, a tennis court and an equestrian facility. The Ridley Creek State Park is situated upon over 2,606 acres and has facilities for biking, hiking, fishing, picnicking and horseback riding. The Heritage Glass Museum, which is located where Whitney Brothers Glass Works existed, has glass blowing tools and glassware on display.
Air transportation can be availed from the Philadelphia International Airport.
Pitman Higher Education
Rowan University, Gloucester County College, Camden County College and Rutgers University are a few of the nearby institutions for higher education.