If you've ever had the chance to walk around Batsto Village in Wharton State Forest, you know what a special place it is.

The village is very historically significant and is a great place for the young and old to visit.

There are dozens of buildings - all very well persevered  - that you can tour, plus there are literally miles and miles of walking trails in the nearby forest.

I was amazed to hear that some people lived in Batsto Village all the way up until 1989. I had no idea!

The Village was purchased by the state in the 1950s, but residents were allowed to stay as long as they wanted.

You can learn more about Batsto at their website, but I cam across this wonderful video that quickly tells the story of the village:

Here's another great video that focuses on some of the forgotten historical towns of the Pinelands:

SOURCE: Batsto Village Website

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