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Closed for January 2019


The museum and all of its resources will not be open to the public for the month of January 2019. We are once again closing in order to change some of the exhibits and work on the collections. We hope that you will come for a visit after February 1 to see what we have accomplished! 

Now on Sale!

History lives!


We are so delighted that the Kirchner family and their dedicated volunteers have brought the Palace Depression back to life, we thought we would offer this book, written by our curator, for sale. All proceeds benefit the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society.

Our Collections

Meet Vineland's Founder

Charles K. Landis was a lawyer, real estate developer and author, whose story was filled with hope and heartbreak.

See the Exhibits

"Picture This," an exhibit that features selections from our collection of early prints as well as photography equipment from the 1860s through the 1940s, has been moved to the second floor gallery. Coming in February: "Murder, They Wrote," a historical perspective on crime in Vineland dating from the late 1800s through the 1930s. 

Tell Us Your Story

We have a lot of tales to tell you but are always happy to learn about Vineland families and businesses. We are currently adding an exhibit on the contributions of local Latinos and would appreciate hearing from anyone with information to share!

About Us

The Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society is the oldest local historical society in New Jersey, headquartered in the oldest purpose-built museum in the state. It was founded in 1864, just three years after Vineland was established by Philadelphia attorney Charles K. Landis, who was a life member of the organization. 

Our collections include 19th century glassware, art, musical instruments and photographs, as well as Native American artifacts and Civil War memorabilia. The First House ever built in Vineland (in 1862) is located on the grounds of the museum and is available for tours. The Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit that welcomes donations and financial support from the community. 

(Photos by John W. Carr) 


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Our Mission


The Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society is dedicated to collecting and preserving artifacts and records related to Vineland and the South Jersey region, and to sharing that material with visitors through exhibits, programs and other appropriate venues. Vineland has a rich, culturally-diverse past that is reflected through our collections. To learn more, please contact us or make an appointment to visit. Researchers are welcome but appointments are required at least ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE OF YOUR VISIT to ensure that needed resources are available. There is a $10 charge for non-members to use the research library. (Pictured at left: Vineland's first museum, c. 1890s)


PLEASE NOTE: The Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society is not affiliated with any other historical organization or government agency. 

Also: Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without the express and/or written permission of the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society with appropriate and specific directions to the original content.