Interested in Native American history? Looking for ideas for a fun family outing? History and fun come together at the Museum of Prehistory of Cumberland County in Greenwich, New Jersey. This museum may look small from the outside, but inside you will find a wealth of history and artifacts! The Museum of Prehistory displays a large collection of arrowheads, Native American tools, pottery, fossils, and prehistoric animal bones. In fact, the museum has over 1,000 fossils!
A helpful volunteer will answer all of your questions and will even show you how Native American weapons like the atlatl and bow and arrow are made and used!
The Museum of Prehistory of Cumberland County is ran by the Cumberland County Historical Society. The collection housed here was donated by Alan Ewing Carman, a local archaeologist and Native American history enthusiast. And I must say, this is an impressive collection! Much of what you’ll find here in the museum here is from Southern New Jersey, however, some of the fossils are from neighboring states. I learned a lot about local Native American history and artifacts on my visit here and I really enjoyed it. This is a really nice stop if you are in the area and looking for something to do on the weekend (or on a Wednesday). Bonus: Admission is free!
Museum of Prehistory of Cumberland County
Hours of Operation: Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: 1461 Bridgeton Road, Greenwich, New Jersey 08323.
Phone Number: 856/455-8141
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