Van Tours: The New Sweden Colony

Traveling to Philadelphia and Gloucester County — Travel through areas of Pennsylvania and New Jersey that were part of the New Sweden Colony (1638-1655). Find out the colony’s connection to New Amsterdam, Rambo, log cabins, Johnny Appleseed and other uniquely “American” ideas. Tour the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia. Lunch is on your own at IKEA. After lunch, visit the C.A. Nothnagle Log Cabin. It is in the National Register of Historic Places as the oldest surviving log house in the Western hemisphere. Bring your camera, drinks, snacks and monies for lunch. There will be an additional charge of $20.00 for the museum and tours. Please bring exact change.

Ocean County Parks van tours are held throughout the year. Each trip focuses on a specific theme. Here are some things to keep in mind when signing up for a van tour: 

  • Pack a lunch (unless otherwise noted). They will try to stop at a picnic/park area to eat, when available.
  • Dress for the weather. Layering is best as in most cases you will be in and out of the van.
  • Be prepared for some walking (amount of walking will be indicated by the trip description).
  • They often travel on rough unpaved roads to accomplish the goals of the trip. Be sure to wear your seatbelt.
  • Bug spray with DEET is recommended for the majority of the park's outdoor programs.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. All return times are approximate.

Ages 9 years to adult.

Cost: $14.00 per person. Make check payable to: County of Ocean

Register by completing the OCP Registration Application available at OCP Parks website and click "Program" in the top menu, then "Program Registration Form PDF", use Event # 424516 – 4L. Please pre-register! Programs will cancel if there are not enough participants. Drop off your form and payment at: Wells Mills County Park, 905 Rte. 532, Waretown; Mon–Fri from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm or mail to: Ocean County Parks & Recreation Administrative Offices, 1198 Bandon Road, Toms River, NJ 08753-3138.

Thu, March 12
8:30 am — 4:30 pm
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Traveling to Philadelphia and Gloucester County — Travel through areas of Pennsylvania and New Jersey that were part of the New Sweden Colony (1638-1655). Find out the colony’s connection to New Amsterdam, Rambo, log cabins, Johnny Appleseed and other uniquely “American” ideas. Tour the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia. Lunch is on your own at IKEA. After ...

905 Rte. 532 Waretown, NJ 08758

Pick-up in the Parking Lot, Wells Mills County Park

905 Rte. 532
Waretown, NJ 08758

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