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Built in the mid-1600s, the Nothnagle Cabin in Gibbstown, New Jersey is packed full of history. Now, all of that history can be yours for a price of nearly $3 million.
New Jersey.com published a report on the cabin, which is believed to have been built by Finnish immigrants between 1638 and 1643. As a result, it is one of the oldest cabins remaining in the U.S.
Nothnagle Cabin was recognized for its historical significance when it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. An article by Atlas Obscura states the cabin has been owned by Harry and Doris Rink since 1968.
The Rinks restored the cabin to its near-original condition and have been living in a house on the property. Nothnagle Cabin has functioned as a museum, and the Rinks have been happy to offer tours to visitors.
After decades of caring for the property, the couple has decided to put it up for sale. Doris spoke to New Jersey.com in 2014 about how important it is for the cabin’s future owners to honor its history.
“If you don’t have the love and joy and understanding of the place, you don’t get the joy of working on it,” she said. “I hope it always remains accessible to people who want to see it. I hope people respect it.“
Those who purchase the cabin will also become the proud owners of a gazebo, shed, machine shop, and four-car garage. You can view photos of the property and get more details by visiting its listing page on Estately.
If you’d like to take a peek inside the cabin, you can do so by checking out the video below. Whoever ends up purchasing it will have a gorgeous piece of history on their hands!