Library and Museum closed Thursday, November 28th & Friday, November 29th in observance of Thanksgiving.

The Library is Open Tuesday Evenings 6-9pm

(See all Museum & Library hours below)

Since 1903, the mission of the Gloucester County Historical Society has been to collect, preserve, and share the history of the Southern New Jersey area. The GCHS Research Library is home to one of the largest genealogical collections in Southern New Jersey. Our collection of newspapers, manuscripts, photographs, deeds, maps, and miscellaneous family papers makes it easy to research your town, home, or family. We have also created an extensive collection of objects housed and displayed at the Hunter-Lawrence-Jessup House Museum including military artifacts, textiles, furniture, glass, toys, trains, kitchen utensils, tools, portraiture, and much more.


  • Tuesday evening, 6pm-9pm
  • Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 12pm-4pm
  • Last Sunday of each month, 2-5pm (No Sunday hours during May, June, July and August.)
  • First Saturday of each month, 10am-3pm (No Saturday hours during June, July, August and September.)


  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 1pm-4pm
  • Last Sunday of each Month, 2-5pm (No Sunday hours during May, June, July and August.)
  • Admission fee: $5.00 to visit both the Library and Museum (members are free)