Most People Don’t Know The Story Behind The New Jersey Ghost Town That Never Died

New Jersey is home to many mining and milling towns that died along with the prevalence of their industries in the Garden State. Most faded away, leaving behind hidden ruins or no trace at all. Some lived on however, preserved by historic, non-profit and government organizations. Perhaps one of the most famous is Batsto Village; this is its story.

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A very affordable day trip destination, surrounded by natural beauty, you can find Batsto Village at 31 Batsto Road, Hammonton. It offers a small museum and gift shop along with a library and nature center. For the fascinating story behind another almost ghost town in New Jersey, click here.