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 The Atlantic County Veterans Museum is in the historic Daniel Estell House that dates to 1832. Home to Rebecca Estell Bourgeois Winston, the first mayor of Estell Manor and the first female mayor in New Jersey, the house was built by her grandfather and later remodeled in the 1920s in the Colonial Revival style. Military uniforms, medals, artifacts and memorabilia from the Revolutionary War through present-day conflicts are on display. 189 Route 50 S., Mays Landing; www.atlanticcounty.org/vetsmuseum; 609-909-7305.
Historic Cold Spring Village hosts a Revolutionary War Weekend with living history groups, including Continentals and Hessians, Sept. 12 & 13. During the Civil War Encampment Weekend, Sept. 19 & 20, visitors can tour Union and Confederate camps, learn about the everyday lives of soldiers and see a battle reenactment. www.hcsv.org; 609-898-2300; 720 Rt. 9, Lower Township.
The Museum of Cape May County
has an entire room devoted to military history, artifacts and more. 504 N. Route 9, Cape May Court House: www.cmcmuseum.org ; 609-465-3535. G
  THE BAYSHORE CENTER AT BIVALVE
 The Bayshore Center at Bivalve is New Jersey’s only environmental history museum and the home port of the 1928 Schooner AJ Meerwald, New Jersey’s official tall ship. Located on a working waterfront, the Bayshore Center at Bivalve operates the Delaware Bay Museum and the Oyster Cracker Café in the Oyster Shipping Sheds dating back to 1904. From their wharves visitors get an unspoiled view of the beauty of the Maurice River, a National Wild and Scenic River, watch oystermen navigate the river as osprey and bald eagles soar overhead. Here visitors can learn about New Jersey’s oyster industry past and present, sail aboard a historic oyster schooner and enjoy an outstanding meal. The Bayshore Center at Bivalve is a good place to unplug and experience the natural beauty of region. They have a pirate boat for children to play on, ascavengerhuntinourmuseum,andmilesofnaturetrailstoexplore.www.bayshorecenter.org G
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