Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

White Horse Inn / Shamong Hotel

New Jersey Historic Preservation Bond Program
Grant Award: $45,668 (1991)
Grant Recipient: Chatsworth Club
County: Burlington
Municipality: Chatsworth

Built ca. 1860, the White Horse Inn/Shamong Hotel is the one of the oldest surviving inns in the Pine Barrens. When first constructed, the inn served stagecoach, and later, railroad, passengers en route to Southern New Jersey iron furnaces. At the turn of the twentieth century, Prince Ruspoli created a resort club in the area called the Chatsworth Club, which boasted Astors, Duponts, Goulds, Pulitzers, Morgans, and Vanderbilts as members. Overflow guests from the resort were housed at the inn.

Today, the historic inn is the sole remaining building that once belonged to the club. It is open for local tours and festivals. The Trust grant helped fund stabilization of the inn and restoration work.

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