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Sometimes you don’t have to go too far to enjoy a little bit of the past with your children, sometimes it’s in your own backyard.
The past is important for children to learn because sometimes we don’t want things to repeat. The past is important because sometimes we want our children to learn where it all began. Sometimes it’s to show children what they have compared to what it used to be like, to teach perspective. Whichever reason Gabriel Davies Tavern tours teach all this and more. These tours are family friendly.
Two Sunday’s a month Gabriel Davies Tavern has tours and they are completely free. Donations are accepted and this is what they run on to keep the tours, ghost house tours (to be announced during the month of October), and holiday open house.
The tour begins downstairs learning about the history of the building, showing different artifacts and asking what is missing in this room? Children can point out what is missing, no stove, microwave, sink, hot water! There is a museum room up on the top floor and a bedroom where the children will see a funny bed and learn what the sayings “Sleep tight” and “don’t let the bed bugs bite” really mean!
Inside the house there are some different books to purchase at the end of the tour. There is also free coloring books of the tavern for children to take and color at home.
When you leave the tavern you will also see the Gloucester Township residents’ garden. Go look and see what the people in town are growing, from flowers to vegetables to fruit.
To the left of the house is the grave of William Schuck. William Schuck is the last owner of the tavern before he died and left it to the town historical society to take over. The tavern has been said to be haunted. Throughout the month of October there are special dates to come out for a haunted ghost tour.
Even if there are no events going on, residents like to have a picnic on the lawn and come and play for the day. The environment is beautiful and it’s a perfect way to disconnect from electronics. On the day of the tour children came from all ends on their bikes to stop and learn about history. There is also a small park on 7th avenue called 7th avenue park that you can visit as you leave 3rd avenue Gabriel Davies Tavern and even within walking distance.
Some things you need to know are that there are bathrooms but they port-a-potties. There is also limited parking at the actual Gabriel Tavern, only about 10 vehicles can fit. If you arrive late you will have to park down the road in front of resident housing.
Gabriel Davies Tavern Tour Schedule: (All times are 1 pm to 4 pm)
- August 23rd
- September 13th
- September 27th
- October 11th
- October 25th
- November 8th
- November 22nd (Holiday Open House)
- December 6th
- December 13th
Gabriel Davies Tavern is located at 3rd Ave Glendora in Camden County.