Burlington / Mount Holly / Bordentown
Located on the banks of the Delaware River, Burlington is a quaint Colonial city dating back to 1677.
Ben Franklin learned the printing trade here. It was also the home of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the birth place of James Fennimore Cooper and more. Walking tours are available.
The Riverfront Promenade offers visitors free summer concerts. Experience real American History on tree-lined, sun-dappled streets with more than 45 sites of state or national significance.
The town features many historic structures plus a wide array of specialty shops and fine restaurants. In addition there's Burlington Center is a regional mall with 103 stores and food court.
And Burlington Antiques Emporium has more than 65 individual antiques and collectables dealers under one roof. It’s south-central New Jersey's biggest and most diverse antiques shopping location.
A short drive to the east is Mount Holly where visitors can see the historic Burlington County Prison Museum. Constructed in1810, the structure was built to be virtually maintenance free. It was so well constructed that it remained in constant use until 1965.
There’s also the John Woolman Memorial marking the area's premier spiritual Quaker leader and abolitionist of the 1700s.
For outdoor fun there’s the Rancocas Nature Center, that’s a bird-watching mecca with a museum and gift shop. And there’s the Springfield Golf Center an18-hole regulation course with an 18-hole chip and putt course, driving range, miniature golf, pro-shop, snack shop and bar and banquet room.
Main street Mount Holly offers events, artists, entertainment, shopping, dining and more. The Mill Race Village has a wide variety of collectibles, one-of-a-kind, hand-made items, fine art, jewelry, clothes, accessories and furniture.
To the north of Mount Holly is Bordentown and The Artful Deposit Gallery gallery that represents artists with regional, national and international reputations.
Bordentown is also the home of the first free public school in the U.S. Plus visit Thomas Paine's home and memorial statue.
Don’t miss historic Main Street with its restaurants, shops, art galleries, live music and more.