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Burlington County Prison Museum

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Small museum with some cool history

Driving between NYC and Philly we decided to stop for lunch off the turnpike. As long as we were in... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
jelico8
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Easy, fun and educational. We enjoyed walking through the old prison cells and imagining what life... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Tmag10
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Flemington, New Jersey
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128 High St, Mount Holly, NJ 08060-1402
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

Driving between NYC and Philly we decided to stop for lunch off the turnpike. As long as we were in the area we visited the Burlington County Prison Museum and it was pretty cool. Admission prices are adults $5, over 55 or military with id...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2018

Easy, fun and educational. We enjoyed walking through the old prison cells and imagining what life was like as a prisoner there. The preserved graffiti is really special. The information provided was easy to follow and very interesting. Must be ok with steps.

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Reviewed 14 August 2018

It's hard to believe this Old Prison was utilized as a prison until 1966. You can take a self tour and read about the prison as you walk through it. I found the people at the front desk to be extremely helpful and able to...More

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The museum is very interesting it's a great way to spend an hour and learn about the history. It's also pretty creepy seeing the ghaffetti that the inmates put on their cell walls, and still remains.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Be at been there did not know it was there so I moved here from cherry hill. My bf works for the county and asked if I be interested ? I said why not Found it fascinating since he knew all about it. Worth the...More

Thank eschella
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Relive history at a very reasonable expense. The 1st design of the Federal Prison architect Robert Mills. Well maintained and so real because it is. Also make sure you visit the Art Gallery that is attached, featuring Mt. Holly artist and legend, Hugh Campbell. I...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

An educational trip for the kids or older folks too. That it was preserved for future generations is great.

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 14 August 2017

It was a dreary day so we decided to visit some sites in our own backyard. The prison is not real big, an hour visit, very interesting learning about the architect, architecture, life in prison in the 1800's, very knowledgeable man at the desk. It...More

Thank k r
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Loved touring this museum with the folks. Lots of history (did you know that the Burlington County Prison hosted the Boston Strangler when he was just the Mount Holly Molester?), plus you can walk through the cells and take as many "oh noooo, I am...More

Thank chairduck
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This is an interesting and unique place to visit if you're looking to fill up some time or looking for something to do. We took the audio tour which lasts about an hour. Recommend it for killing some time when in the area.

Thank Bob S
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