Bridgeton, New Jersey - A Visitors Guide
Bridgeton, NJ is a charming town with large Victorian houses and a downtown area circa 1920s.
It is a town that has made a strong commitment to preserving its heritage.
Located on the banks of the Cohansey River near the center of the Delaware Bay lowlands, the Victorian downtown has many restaurants, recreation facilities and special events that occur through out the year. As a year-round destination, Historic Bridgeton offers a variety of attractions to satisfy its visitors.
It's a great place for family's with kids who enjoy seeing a bit of New Jersey history and spending time in with them in the many city parks and zoo.
It is suggested that you plan on a full day exploring the district and it's attractive historic neighborhoods.
There are 2,200 houses and buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic places with many buildings going back to the Colonial, Federalist, and Victorian era's.
Bridgeton Attractions & Things To Do
The Cohanzick Zoo
Located in Bridgeton's 1,100-acre city park, the zoo is home to many exotic animals with 200 birds and mammals from around the world including two rare "white tigers".
Bridgeton Hall of Fame All Sports Museum
It's dedicated to to all athletes and sports in this region of New Jersey. Photos, equipment, scrapbooks, and other memorabilia of many well known men and women of national fame and regional and local renown in sports are on display,
8 Burt Street, Bridgeton
George Woodruff Indian Museum
The Indian exhibit contains over 20,000 artifacts related to the Lenni Lenape tribe that inhabited this region. It is one of the largest and finest collections of its type in the state of New Jersey
Stroll the Bridgeton Riverfront
Downtown along the Cohansey River between Route 49 (Broad Street) and Commerce Street, the Riverfront is a hub of a variety of quality family entertainment.
Annual Bridgeton Festivals and Events
Cinco de Mayo CultureFest
Downtown - corner of Commerce at Laurel streets.
Contact: Maria Perez (856)-369-1413
Beer Garden on corner of Cohansey and Washington streets
This event feature food, arts, crafts, dancing horses, live music featuring Mariachi Band, games, and more. . . a celebration you won't want to miss featuring the best of Mexican and Latin culture.
The event is in partnership with Tri-City Hope.
The event features a day of reflection, a day of renewal, a pride-filled day. It is a moment in time taken to appreciate the African American experience. It is inclusive of all races, ethnicities and nationalities - as nothing is more comforting than the hand of a friend.
Fourth Saturday in August each year.
at the Cohansey Riverfest
Each year Bridgeton celebrates the Cohansey River heritage and the Blue Crab in part with Cumberland County's Cohansey Riverfes to promote river activities and the seafood industry. The event features a beer garden, raw bar, entertainment, and more.
Red Carpet Inn-Bridgeton/Vineland
Places to Stay Near Bridgeton
Centrally located in Bridgeton and within the region of Cumberland County Courthouse and Cumberland County College, the Cumberland Mall and New Jersey Motorsports Park.
The town of Fortescue is a small fishing village situated on the the Delaware Bay. The Inn has rooms that overlook the Bay.
Wingate by Wyndham
Offers outstanding value. Offers free hot breakfast, with complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, a fitness center , and an outdoor pool.