Our Story

In 2015 a local Absecon family, The Fitzgeralds, began renovation on the charming yet currently run down Jonathan Pitney House. Rich in history Owners Ed and Wendie Fitzgerald knew the importance of this historic landmark to South Jersey and saw the true potential in it. The Fitzgeralds were known locally for their purchase and renovation of Historic Smithville, so locals were ecstatic to see this house be turned into a sight to see. The houses original owner, Dr. Jonathan Pitney was a renowned Doctor in the early 1800’s who believed strongly in the restorative properties of Atlantic City, thus putting forward plans for the Absecon Lighthouse, and Atlantic City train. Read more about the houses original owner and his rich history in Absecon.


The Bed & Breakfast

Stay at The Pitney House and take a walk in the past to Atlantic Cities founding times, while relaxing in a newly renovated charming home.  Original brick structure, fireplaces, and antique claw foot tubs can be located in several of our luxurious rooms. With a three course home cooked breakfast, 16 beautiful unique rooms to choose from, an  impressive open kitchen for guests to access, vegetable garden, and outside areas to stroll, The Pitney House has become a tourist and local favorite. While keeping the historical charm, each room has touches of the new century with air conditioning, televisions, and phone charging alarm clocks. Located 15 minutes from Atlantic City and other local attractions, we want to offer our guests a beautiful and relaxing time while still being able to enjoy all South Jersey has to offer.