Benjamin Cooper House

Lower Cooper River

Benjamin Cooper House

Pennsauken Township, New Jersey 08109, United States

Created By: Camden County Historical Society

Point of Interest Details

Benjamin Cooper, grandson of William Cooper, the emigrant, built this two and a half story gambrel-roofed stone house located at Point and Erie Streets in 1734. When the British Army occupied Philadelphia in 1777-78, the commander of its New Jersey outpost, Lt. Col. Robert Abercrombie made it his headquarters. The house is Camden’s only remaining ferry tavern. Ferry and neighborhood patrons enjoyed the saloon and the surrounding gardens that were added to the building at the end of the 18th century

This point of interest is part of the tour: Lower Cooper River


 

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