Introduction to Shamong, New Jersey
Settlers arrived in the 18th century and a dam and a mill were established by the first half of the 18th century. Iron working began in the mid 1700s. The town of Shamong was created from parts of Southampton Township, Washington Township, and Medford Township. It was officially incorporated on February 19th, 1852, by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature. According to one tradition, the name "Shamong" was taken from an Indian term meaning "horn place."
Shamong and Nearby Attractions
- Barclay Farmstead Museum
- Alice Paul Birthplace
- Wharton State Forest
- Tuckerton Seaport
- New Jersey State Aquarium
Things To Do In Shamong
The Barclay Farmstead Museum includes an early 19th century 32-acre farmstead complete with a farmhouse, gardens and trails. Tuckerton Seaport is a working seaport village with has a museum housing exhibits which reflect the New Jersey Shore's maritime history. Shamong also offers easy access to the 115,000-acre Wharton State Forest, and the 32,000-acre Lebanon State Forest. Visitors can enjoy hiking, camping, canoeing, and kayaking at both of these. New Jersey State Aquarium, the Philadelphia Zoo, Camden Children's Garden, and the Adventure Aquarium are other popular attractions in the area.
Philadelphia International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Shamong Higher Education
Nearby colleges include Burlington County College, Camden County College, and Holy Family College.