DISCOVER THE POSSIBILITIES that await you in Salem County, New Jersey

With a rich legacy of historical places and events, a vast array of natural resources and open spaces, a stable farming community, and a strong economic job base, Salem County offers a very unique quality of life. Nestled in the southwest corner of New Jersey, Salem County is within easy driving distance of Philadelphia, New York, Wilmington, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Atlantic City. Leave the urban sprawl behind, get away for a day or a weekend to the scenic landscapes, living history and lively arts of Salem County. Whether you plan to spend the day discovering Salem County’s many historic sites, exploring our natural wonders, or enjoying the diverse culture of our community, we have something waiting for you. The hospitality you’ll receive makes staying another day or two an easy choice.

Happy Holidays!

Upcoming Events in Salem County

You can view the monthly calendar of events here.

Dec
2
Fri
Ten Thousand Villages Sale @ Woodstown Friends Meeting Annex
Dec 2 – Dec 5 all-day

Date & Times:

  • Dec. 1 from 3 to 8 p.m.
  • Dec. 2 from 3 to 10 p.m.
  • Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 4 from 12 – 2 p.m.

Location: Woodstown Friends Meeting annex, 104 N. Main St. in Woodstown, NJ

Shop for holiday gifts which are exquisite, unique and special at the Ten Thousand Villages sale at Woodstown Friends Meeting annex.

Dec
3
Sat
Ten Thousand Villages Sale @ Woodstown Friends Meeting Annex
Dec 3 – Dec 6 all-day

Date & Times:

  • Dec. 1 from 3 to 8 p.m.
  • Dec. 2 from 3 to 10 p.m.
  • Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 4 from 12 – 2 p.m.

Location: Woodstown Friends Meeting annex, 104 N. Main St. in Woodstown, NJ

Shop for holiday gifts which are exquisite, unique and special at the Ten Thousand Villages sale at Woodstown Friends Meeting annex.

Dec
4
Sun
Ten Thousand Villages Sale @ Woodstown Friends Meeting Annex
Dec 4 – Dec 7 all-day

Date & Times:

  • Dec. 1 from 3 to 8 p.m.
  • Dec. 2 from 3 to 10 p.m.
  • Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 4 from 12 – 2 p.m.

Location: Woodstown Friends Meeting annex, 104 N. Main St. in Woodstown, NJ

Shop for holiday gifts which are exquisite, unique and special at the Ten Thousand Villages sale at Woodstown Friends Meeting annex.

Dec
10
Sat
Salem Community College Oak Singers: Holiday Concert @ Salem County Community College, Davidow Theatre, Carneys Point
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm

Date & Time: December 10 at 3:00 PM

Location: Salem County Community College, Davidow Theatre, Carneys Point

Cost: General Admission – $7

WITH SPECIAL GUEST CASSANDRA MOORE

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Dec
11
Sun
Annual Christmas Open House Tour @ Church Landing Farm House Museum
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Date & Time: December 4, 11 & 18, 2016 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Church Landing Farm House Museum, 86 Church Landing Rd, Pennsville, NJ 08070

Cost: Free

Contact: Don Walton at 856-381-2510, historyofpennsville@gmail.com

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Pennsville-Township-Historical-Society-291880372272/?hc_ref=SEARCH

The Pennsville Township Historical Society is pleased to invite the public to visit the Church Landing Farm House Museum for Christmas Open Houses during the first three Sundays in December (December 4th, 11th, and 18th) from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visitors will see beautiful Christmas decorations, exhibits, and demonstrations, and have opportunity to enjoy live entertainment and be treated to traditional Christmas refreshments and traditional Swedish Wassail.

Each Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., visitors can listen as Marlena Robinson sings Christmas Songs in the parlor, after which, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., visitors will want to gather around the Pump Organ to enjoy traditional Christmas music played by organists Nancy Bubeck, Harlan Buzby, and Kathy Bodine.

Throughout each day, our Junior Historians will be re-enacting a Christmas Tea Party reminiscent of the early 1900s in one of the second floor bedrooms while in the other bedroom, there will be a historian portraying a Swedish “time traveler” from the early 1600’s telling about the arrival of the Swedes and Finns in Lower Penn’s Neck and artfully telling about the Swedish legend of Sankta Lucia and her crown of candles.

The Townsend Annex has also been decorated and will be open to visitors. Skillful weavers Annette Devitt (Dec. 4th and 18th) and Marcia Walton (Dec. 11th) will be demonstrating the weaving process on a 1910 Finnish Loom while Tom Githens will be available to operate his model train and tell about the scale model carriages he skillfully crafted.

The gift shop will also be open during the Open Houses. We still have Christmas ornaments and other items available for purchase.

We look forward to seeing you during our Christmas Open House Events.

Admission is Free. Donations are always welcome and gratefully accepted.

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Nancy Webster Presenter for Historical Society Program @ Friends Village
Dec 11 @ 1:30 pm

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Location: Friends Village in Woodstown, New Jersey

Cost: FREE

Contact: Andrew Coldren at (856) 935-5004, or www.salemcountyhistoricalsociety.com

The Salem County Historical Society has announced that Nancy Webster will be the speaker for their December Quarterly Meeting. Webster is Curator of the Friends’ Historical Association based at Haverford College and Honorary Curator of the Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College. She has researched and recorded many historical sites for both the Pennsylvania and National Historic Registers. Webster’s presentation will discuss Quaker religious policy during the American Revolution and will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at Friends Village in Woodstown, New Jersey at 1:30 P.M. The public is invited to enjoy this free educational program.

Dec
17
Sat
The 9th Division WWII HPS & Fort Mott Presents: Soldiers Christmas @ Fort Mott
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Date & Time: December 17th, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Location: Fort Mott – Pennsville, NJ

Contact:
Phone – 856-935-3218
Website: www.9thdivision.com

See how soldiers from different eras celebrated Christmas away from home

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Dec
18
Sun
Annual Christmas Open House Tour @ Church Landing Farm House Museum
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Date & Time: December 4, 11 & 18, 2016 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Church Landing Farm House Museum, 86 Church Landing Rd, Pennsville, NJ 08070

Cost: Free

Contact: Don Walton at 856-381-2510, historyofpennsville@gmail.com

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Pennsville-Township-Historical-Society-291880372272/?hc_ref=SEARCH

The Pennsville Township Historical Society is pleased to invite the public to visit the Church Landing Farm House Museum for Christmas Open Houses during the first three Sundays in December (December 4th, 11th, and 18th) from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visitors will see beautiful Christmas decorations, exhibits, and demonstrations, and have opportunity to enjoy live entertainment and be treated to traditional Christmas refreshments and traditional Swedish Wassail.

Each Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., visitors can listen as Marlena Robinson sings Christmas Songs in the parlor, after which, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., visitors will want to gather around the Pump Organ to enjoy traditional Christmas music played by organists Nancy Bubeck, Harlan Buzby, and Kathy Bodine.

Throughout each day, our Junior Historians will be re-enacting a Christmas Tea Party reminiscent of the early 1900s in one of the second floor bedrooms while in the other bedroom, there will be a historian portraying a Swedish “time traveler” from the early 1600’s telling about the arrival of the Swedes and Finns in Lower Penn’s Neck and artfully telling about the Swedish legend of Sankta Lucia and her crown of candles.

The Townsend Annex has also been decorated and will be open to visitors. Skillful weavers Annette Devitt (Dec. 4th and 18th) and Marcia Walton (Dec. 11th) will be demonstrating the weaving process on a 1910 Finnish Loom while Tom Githens will be available to operate his model train and tell about the scale model carriages he skillfully crafted.

The gift shop will also be open during the Open Houses. We still have Christmas ornaments and other items available for purchase.

We look forward to seeing you during our Christmas Open House Events.

Admission is Free. Donations are always welcome and gratefully accepted.

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Mar
17
Fri
Girl Scouts – Journey Jamboree (aMuse and Breathe) @ Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
Mar 17 – Mar 19 all-day

Date: March 17 – 19, 2016

Location: Appel Farm Arts & Music Center, 457 Shirley Rd, Elmer, NJ 08318

Cost: $125 per scout and $55 per chaperone! All inclusive price consists of accommodations for 2 nights in indoor-dormitory housing, 5 meals, snacks, s’mores, ice cream, all workshop materials and Journey badges. Early Registration Discount Available.

Appel Farm Arts & Music Center is excited to offer a season of Journey Jamborees where Girl Scouts are able to have fun while earning their Visual and Performing Arts Journey Awards! Girls, leaders, and chaperones can come together for a day, overnight, or a full weekend of activities. This Journey Jamboree will host aMuse for Juniors and Breathe for Cadettes on March 17-19, 2017.



Located on 117 acres of beautiful fields and woods, Appel Farm is an idyllic spot for Scouts to spend time connecting, sharing and learning. Highlights of the Journey Jamboree include a campfire, s’mores, an ice cream sundae party, and all workshops you need to earn your Journey awards! For descriptions of each Journey, please visit our website.


For more information or to register, please visit our website at http://www.appelfarm.org/programs/arts-at-appel-farm/girl-scouts/IMG_0544smgsd

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Apr
7
Fri
Girl Scouts – Crafty Campout for Brownies and Juniors @ Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 8 @ 2:30 pm

Date: April 7, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 2:30 pm April 8, 2017
OR April 8, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 2:30 pm April 9, 2017

Location: Appel Farm Arts & Music Center, 457 Shirley Rd, Elmer, NJ 08318

Cost: Only $75 per scout and $35 per chaperone! All inclusive pricing consists of overnight accommodations for 2 nights in indoor-dormitory housing, 2 meals, s’mores, ice cream, all workshop materials, and badges. Reserve by March 1st and receive a $5 discount.

Appel Farm is an expert at teaching the Visual Arts! During our overnight Crafty Campout, scouts participate in Ceramics, Painting, Drawing and Jewelry workshops in our state-of-the-art Fine Art Studios. Scouts have fun expressing themselves, learning a new art form, honing skills AND building self-confidence under the direction of our experienced professional Teaching Artist staff.

Brownies will earn their Painters Badge and Potters Badge and Juniors will earn their Drawing Badge and Jewelry Badge. All while spending a fun – filled overnight campout at Appel Farm that includes a nature scavenger hunt, a campfire, s’mores and an ice cream sundae party!

For more information or to register, please visit our website at http://www.appelfarm.org/programs/arts-at-appel-farm/girl-scouts/

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Apr
8
Sat
Girl Scouts – Crafty Campout for Brownies and Juniors @ Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 9 @ 2:30 pm

Date: April 7, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 2:30 pm April 8, 2017
OR April 8, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 2:30 pm April 9, 2017

Location: Appel Farm Arts & Music Center, 457 Shirley Rd, Elmer, NJ 08318

Cost: Only $75 per scout and $35 per chaperone! All inclusive pricing consists of overnight accommodations for 2 nights in indoor-dormitory housing, 2 meals, s’mores, ice cream, all workshop materials, and badges. Reserve by March 1st and receive a $5 discount.

Appel Farm is an expert at teaching the Visual Arts! During our overnight Crafty Campout, scouts participate in Ceramics, Painting, Drawing and Jewelry workshops in our state-of-the-art Fine Art Studios. Scouts have fun expressing themselves, learning a new art form, honing skills AND building self-confidence under the direction of our experienced professional Teaching Artist staff.

Brownies will earn their Painters Badge and Potters Badge and Juniors will earn their Drawing Badge and Jewelry Badge. All while spending a fun – filled overnight campout at Appel Farm that includes a nature scavenger hunt, a campfire, s’mores and an ice cream sundae party!

For more information or to register, please visit our website at http://www.appelfarm.org/programs/arts-at-appel-farm/girl-scouts/

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May
6
Sat
Girl Scouts – Daisy Day Camp @ Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
May 6 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Date & Time: May 6, 2016 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Appel Farm Arts & Music Center, 457 Shirley Rd, Elmer, NJ 08318

Cost: $75 total for both the scout and their mom; includes all workshop materials, guest speakers, badges, and ice cream. Early Registration Discount Available.

The Three Cheers for Animals Journey is the first rung of the Girl Scout Leadership ladder. Through learning how to care for animals, scouts learn how to care for them selves and in turn, build self-confidence – a key component of all future leaders. Appel Farm invites moms to join their Daisy daughters at our spring Daisy Day Camp! Moms will participate side-by-side with their daughters as they begin this first Girl Scout Journey. What a wonderful way to celebrate Mother’s Day!

Highlights of the day include making birdbaths, meeting a zookeeper and some animals from the Cape May Zoo, a Nature Scavenger Hunt, theatre games including improv and role play, and finally a Badge Earning Candle Award Ceremony with an ice cream sundae party.


For more information or to register, please visit our website at http://www.appelfarm.org/programs/arts-at-appel-farm/girl-scouts/

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