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Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center

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Address: 1000 Village Drive, Millville, NJ 08332
Phone Number: 18009984552
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (“WheatonArts”), founded as Wheaton...

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (“WheatonArts”), founded as Wheaton Village in 1968, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to engage artists and audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity. The mission will be advanced through the interpretation of collections and exhibitions; education initiatives and culturally diverse public programs; residencies and other opportunities for artists. With a history spanning four decades, WheatonArts has earned regional, national and international recognition for its unique collections and programs. The Museum of American Glass is at the heart of the Center, housing the most comprehensive collection of glass produced in America. Located in Millville, center of the nation’s first glass industry, the Museum is one of only 8 museums in New Jersey to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

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Excellent, Peaceful, Educational Place

I saw that both AAA and Trip Advisor had good things to say about this attraction. It took me about an hour from Atlantic City to get there but it was well worth it. To walk the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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fishkill, ny
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fishkill, ny
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I saw that both AAA and Trip Advisor had good things to say about this attraction. It took me about an hour from Atlantic City to get there but it was well worth it. To walk the grounds and to go into the 3 gift shops, there is no cost. To tour the museum and see the glass blowing demonstration... More 

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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

they host alot of festivals throughout the year but what always amazes be is the artwork that comes out of wheaton arts. you will be amazed at the glass blowing...it really is a dying art that is worthy of attention.

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New Castle, Delaware
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great hidden gem in Cumberland county NJ, so many different activities to suit different interests. Great for kids and family, as well as adults. Lots of special events and programs, the fall festival in early October has something for everybody. Highly recommend!

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Thank Julie D
WheatonArts, Public Relations Manager at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, responded to this review

Dear Julie D, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. We LOVE it when folks 'highly recommend' us on TripAdvisor. It sounds like you're a frequent visitor and a member of our WheatonArts community. We couldn't do what we do without support like yours. We appreciate your review and we hope to see you soon, especially... More 

nj
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have loved this place since I was a child. Took many of my elementary classes here as a teacher! Now I go for the love of glass! Make sure you schedule a "make your own experience" with Joe Mattson! Check out the glass blowers in action!

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Thank ant6565
WheatonArts, Public Relations Manager at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, responded to this review

Dear ant6565, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. We are a destination for class trips and thousands of students visit each year. We're happy to be an extended classroom to help students learn about art, history, culture, and creativity. And, of course are 'Make-your-own' program is a special and unique offering. Thanks for your review... More 

Southern NJ
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80 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This is a wonderful attraction that houses a glass museum(with guided tours), active glass blowing and pottery studios, and several gift shops. It is in a beautiful relaxing setting that is easily accessible from Route 55. They host lots of special events with free admission several times a year otherwise there is a fee to go into the museum and... More 

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WheatonArts, Public Relations Manager at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, responded to this review

Dear russofSNJ, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. We love to read reviews that state that WheatonArts is "and amazing place full of beauty and history." A truly unique experience, WheatonArts has a mission to engage artists and audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity. We further the mission through a variety of ways and... More 

Prince George, Virginia
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47 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

While visiting Atlantic City's tourist booth, came across a flyer for Wheaton Village. Went to check it out, and glad I did. This place really isn't for everyone, I highly recommend it for artists or people who are very interested in glass and pottery. The reason for 4 instead of 5 stars, is the place is a little run down,... More 

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WheatonArts, Public Relations Manager at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, responded to this review

Dear Justin C, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. We're so appreciative that you shared how you found out about us. The feedback is really valuable, as it helps us learn more about how we're connecting with our audiences. Your review was really detailed, which is great for other TA users. WheatonArts is a truly... More 

Vineland
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105 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Our family loves Wheaton Village as we call it. Great day out for the kids and mom and dad. Terrific learning experiences. They also have awesome festivals.

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Thank vcross1234
WheatonArts, Public Relations Manager at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, responded to this review

Dear vcross1234, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. We are so proud to be a fun and safe destination for families. And during our PNC Arts Alive! Wheaton Wide Open Weekends, we try and offer more family-based activities and offerings. All this year, we're offering the 'Dig Deeper' Gallery Talks in our Museum of American... More 

Bridgewater, New Jersey
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302 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

The oddest "activity" I've ever been to. Beautiful glass objects in three solid different gift shops. A totally fascinating glasshouse with artisans more than willing to talk while creating. For a fee they will allow you to actually create an item yourself. I don't understand how they get away with it Two of the oddest collections of historic glassware and... More 

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WheatonArts, Public Relations Manager at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, responded to this review

Dear s w, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. The WheatonArts experience is truly unique. We're so pleased to hear that you had thought the visit, especially the demo you watched, was 'fantastic'. We hope you come back and visit again soon! More 

The Village, Manhattan, NY
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135 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

We gave ourselves half a day for this. We gave ourselves way too little time. The glass museum can easily take 2- 3 hours by itself - if you go slowly and and get to understand the amazing displays they have. Then there are the different "working" areas in which glass, ceramics, paper and more are made in front of... More 

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WheatonArts, Public Relations Manager at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, responded to this review

Dear stephrab, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. We hope that you're able to come back and spend more time here during your next visit. We actually have quite a few visitors that come down from NYC. In fact, we have visitors from all over the world. We're so appreciative of your review and positive... More 

Narberth, Pennsylvania
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439 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We visited this museum that focuses on the glass and pottery of South Jersey. The exhibits are exceedingly well done and tell the story of American glass making, in particular. This was also the weekend of the Eco Fair, so there was an opportunity for children to see a rescued owl and observe butterflies.

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WheatonArts, Public Relations Manager at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, responded to this review

Dear larryderm, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. Our signature events like EcoFair and our Festival of Fine Craft are really exciting times to visit our campus. Whether you're here on an event day or not, it's a fun-filled experience. And we appreciate your feedback on exhibits too. We hope to see you again this... More 

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