Atsion Recreation Area

Parkdale Road, Shamong, NJ 08088, USA


Updated: 2014-01-28 00:45:03 Short URL: gonj.me/310uwj
The Atsion Mansion was built in 1826 as a summer home for Samuel Richards. Richards, who a prominent ironmaster from Philadelphia, was the operator of the Atsion furnace along the Mullica River. After Richards died in 1842, the property was passed down through his heirs, and finally sold to another Philadelphia merchant, Maurice Raleigh. The Raleigh family was the last to use the mansion as a residence. When Joseph Wharton purchased the property in 1892, he used the mansion for packing and storage for his cranberry production. The state acquired the property in 1955.

Today the mansion appears as it was back in 1826. As such, it does not contain plumbing, electricity, or heat other than fireplaces. The home, unfurnished, is offered as an architectural tour, reflecting on the Greek Revival style of the building. The mansion is currently closed for the winter. Check back in the spring for a schedule of tours.

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Activities:
  • Paddling - Kayak/Canoe/Row boat
  • Swimming
Amenities:
  • Bathrooms
  • Picnic / Sitting Area
  • Playground
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  • State Park
  • Recreation Areas

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