Plan Your Visit to Historic Pitman NJ!
Located 20 minutes southeast of Philadelphia and adjoining the Rowan College campus, Pitman rests along the northern edge of farmland and winery rich South Jersey. Begun in 1871 as a summer camp meeting for Methodists escaping the heat and bustle of Philadelphia and its immediate suburbs, the first structures were doll like summer homes built on a dozen small avenues radiating from a central auditorium. This area, known as Pitman Grove, remains today and is listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places.
Pitman’s business district, adjacent to the Grove, is anchored by the historic vaudeville era Broadway Theatre. Constructed in 1920 and beautifully restored to it’s original splendor, the Theatre, which has hosted the likes of Bob Hope in a bygone era, now offers a full complement of musicals, children’s plays and nationally known musical acts.
Along the rest of the brick paved sidewalks strolling visitors will find fine dining, a variety of ethnic cuisine, homemade ice cream and baked goods, craft beer, live music, modern and hand finished home goods and assorted venues for art and craft all in a classic small town setting.
Want to discover all the reasons that “Everyone Loves Pitman”? Plan your visit today!
Hotels & Accommodations
The Inn on Holly Bed and Breakfast
Pleasant accommodations located two blocks from the heart of Historic Pitman, New Jersey. The Inn is a gorgeous turn of the century Victorian home built in 1906. Visit the “Explore the Inn” area of this website to witness the unique architecture and welcoming rooms before you arrive. We are open year-round for your enjoyment. There are four beautifully furnished rooms available for rent, or the entire second floor as a four-bedroom suite. Experience the relaxing atmosphere of the Inn on Holly in one of two sitting rooms on the first floor, sink into a chair on our front wrap-around porch, or take a hot bath in one of two claw-foot bathtubs. Breakfast is served in the exquisite dining room each morning, or on our wraparound porch, weather permitting, and features breakfast made with locally grown fruits and vegetables, coffee, and tea. A full gourmet breakfast is served on the weekend. The Inn is beautifully landscaped, offering perfect photo opportunities at any time of year. The Inn on Holly specializes in weddings. Read more about Wedding Mornings at the Inn on Holly. It is the perfect place to spend your wedding night, anniversary, or any night in between. Treat yourself to the Inn on Holly.
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Rowan University is a public university in Glassboro, New Jersey, United States, with a satellite campus in Camden, New Jersey. The school was founded in 1923 as Glassboro Normal School on a twenty-five acre site donated by the town. The school became New Jersey State Teachers College at Glassboro in the 1930s, and Glassboro State College in 1958. Starting in the 1970s, it grew into a multi-purpose institution, adding programs in business, communications, and engineering.
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Pitman Golf Course
Located in beautiful Gloucester County, New Jersey, the Pitman Golf Course offers players of all abilities the opportunity to have a fun and challenging game of golf. The course features small greens and the chancePitman Golf Course to score your lowest round of the year! No worries about taking all day to play or losing a dozen balls, the course is relatively short in length and you can recover from your “miss hits”. As the locals say, “It’s always a great day at the Pitman Golf Course!”
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Heritage Vineyards is a family owned and operated estate vineyard and winery located in Mullica Hill, New Jersey. Mullica Hill is located in the heart of the Outer Coastal Plain American Viticultural Area (AVA), which covers over 2.25 million acres in Southeastern New Jersey. Named New Jersey’s “Winery of the Year” in 2011 and 2014 by the Garden State Wine Growers Association, Heritage has begun cementing it’s self as a benchmark producer in New Jersey’s largest wine growing region.
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The Broadway Theatre of Pitman is dedicated to breathing life into the most exciting theater productions written for a diverse audience. We engage and excite our audience, while using our stage as a place where professional and aspiring actors can learn, explore, grow and produce excellence together. We create a joyous process of discovery for our actors and our audience while educating and entertaining our community. Through various outreach and educational programs.
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Rowan University Fossil Park
In a thin, six-inch bone bed on the site of a former marl pit, Dr. Kenneth Lacovara is leading research at the Rowan University Fossil Park in Mantua Township, N.J. The park contains thousands of fossils and provides researchers with the best window, east of the Mississippi, into the Cretaceous Period—the heyday of the dinosaurs. Fossils found at the site, include, among others, marine snails, brachiopods, bryozoan colonies, shark teeth, boney fish, sea turtles, marine crocodiles and mosasaurus.
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Mountain Biking in Ceres Park
Ceres Park is a beautiful landscape of natural growth, hosting a thriving community of animal life that includes mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and many bird species. With an extensive trail system through upland and wetland forests, the preserve can seem much bigger than 52 acres. From the parking lot, a mile-long path through the forest is criss-crossed by many less-defined trails. The trails lead through a diverse selection of plant life to beautiful views of Emerald and Cedar Lakes.
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The Pitman Gallery & Art Center
The Pitman Gallery & Art Center offers a full calendar of inviting and interesting programs, workshops, and events that make art accessible to all. Our programming inspires cultural and artistic expression within our community and beyond with art classes, artist talks, and public events. These programs are fundamental in connecting the Art Center’s contemporary art exhibitions with teachers, students, adults, children and families, while expanding their knowledge and understanding of contemporary art.
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