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300 Years on Pennsauken Creek

Photography by Hoag Levins

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PENNSAUKEN, N.J. -- Dating to about 1715 and once attached to a structure that was built in 1693, the Griffith Morgan is one of the oldest stone houses in Camden County. It offers open-hearth cooking demonstrations in the fall and a popular "Mother's Day Tea" each May. Located off River Road near the Betsy Ross Bridge, the house stands near the intersection of the Delaware River and Pennsauken Creek.

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Restored as a community project in the 1970s and maintained by the Griffith Morgan Committee, the house's special events are staffed by docents in period dress. Gary Smith, a Quaker from the Delair section of Pennsauken, above left, explains the Quaker history of the house and era. Gloria Oliver, above right, leads tours through the kitchen. AUDIO: Hear Gary Smith.

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The house has been restored to the way it would have looked in the 1770s. Its three stories contain both reproductions and authentic artifacts from life along the Delaware at a time when nearby Philadelphia was the first capital of a newly-independent nation. Above, right, are George Washington andirons.

The Griffith Morgan House is open to the public for a number of special events during the year but does not have scheduled weekly hours. The facility accommodates school and other groups by appointment. For additional information, contact:

Kay Rudderow
Griffith Morgan Committee
P.O. Box 522
Pennsauken, NJ 08110

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