All Aboard…Trains

Our current exhibit at the Gloucester County Historical Society Museum, will be a hit for the whole family!  Running train layouts are set up throughout the museum.  Also featured is our extensive Tyco Train collection which was once the private collection of the Tyler family, founder of Tyco.  Railroad memorabilia from throughout the years is also on display, in addition to vignettes from Victorian times to the 1950’s.

Annual Appeal Donations are Appreciated!

Since 1903, the mission of the Gloucester County Historical Society has been to collect and preserve material pertaining to the Southern New Jersey area.

Our research Library is the repository of one of the largest genealogical collections in Southern New Jersey. Visit us to search for the history of your town, home or family. Peruse our newspaper collection, genealogical manuscripts, family papers, photographs and maps.

The Hunter-Lawrence-Jessup House Museum hosts a collection of artifacts relating to the history of the area. We invite you to tour the museum and view military artifacts, textiles, furniture, glass and much more. Please join us as we step into the future while unlocking the treasures of the past.

The Gloucester County Historical Society is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

Library Hours:

  • Tuesday evening, 6pm-9:30pm
  • Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 10am-4pm
  • Last Sunday of each month, (Sept. thru April), 2-5pm (No Sunday hours during May, June, July and August.)
  • First Saturday of each month (Oct. thru May), 10am-4pm (No Saturday hours during June, July, August and September.)
  • Admission fee:  $5.00 non-members/members are free

Museum Hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 1pm-4pm
  • Last Sunday of each month (Sept. thru April), 2pm-5pm (No Sunday hours during May, June, July and August.)
  • Admission fees:  Admission Fees: Non-members, $5.00; children ages 6-18, $1.00; members and children under age 6, free.



Images of America:  Woodbury, New Jersey by Robert W. Sands and Barbara Turner with the Gloucester County Historical Society


Coming Events

Community Events
Camden, Gloucester & Mt. Ephraim Railway with Ron Baile

Camden, Gloucester & Mt. Ephraim Railway with Ron Baile

Free Program (12:30) and Free Admission (beginning at 2:00)! Presenter, Ron Baile, is a long-time train watcher, railroad engineer and master ...

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G. G. Green: His Life, His Legacy

Join us for this FREE program with Historian and GCHS Trustee, Eileen Shanahan. Eileen will share her research on G. ...

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2018 Quilt Raffle

Our Quilt Raffle tickets make lovely Spring gifts, a fun thank you, or a sweet way to let someone know you ...

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