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  • Somers Mansion

    Somers Mansion

    Somers Mansion is the oldest house in Atlantic County built between 1720 and 172. Richard Somers, the son of John Somers and first of the Somers family to be born in New Jersey, operated the first ferry across Great Egg Harbor Bay. The three-story brick home was constructed in Flemish Bond Pattern and sits overlooking Great Egg Harbor Bay. In 1941, the State of New Jersey acquired the property, and it was dedicated as a State Historic Site on September 26, 1942.

    Today, the Mansion is furnished in eighteenth century period pieces and features original furnishing used by the Somers family. The Mansion also hosts a collection of local historical objects and textiles including local quilts, woven coverlets, and early samplers.