Camden County History Tour

a driving tour through county history

Camden County History Tour

Camden, New Jersey 08103, United States

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Tour Information

This tour will take you to some of the historic places in northern Camden County, New Jersey. Some of the sites are open to the public, some may be viewed only from the outside, but by the end, you should have a little bit more knowledge of the history of this diverse county.

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What You'll See on the Tour

Camden County Historical Society (Pomona Hall)

1900 Park Boulevard, Camden 856.964.3333 Hours: Library and Museum: Wed-Fri: 10-4:30; Su: noon-3 Pomona Hall: Su: 12-2 or by appointment Admission: $5 (members free) Pomona Hall. Pomona Hall is a notable example of an eighteenth century Ge... Read more
Newton Friends Meetinghouse

808 Cooper Street, Camden Worship:2nd and 4th Sundays at 10:30 a.m. This meeting can trace its lineage back to the first Quaker meeting in Camden County, whose first home was on the property of the Newton Burial Ground off Collings Avenue i... Read more
Walt Whitman House

330 Mickle Boulevard, Camden 856.964.5383 Hours: Wed-Sat: 10-noon, 1-4 Sun: 1-4 Please call ahead to make sure the house will be open. In 1884, Walt Whitman purchased this modest two-story, wood-framed house for $1,750. It was the only hous... Read more
Camden Shipyard and Maritime Museum

1910 Broadway, Camden Hours: Tues, Thurs, Sun: noon-4 Admission: $5 This recently established museum's mission is to educate, inspire and engage citizens about Camden's rich maritime hertiage and significant contributions to global shipbu... Read more
Nipper Building (RCA Building 17)

101 Market Street, Camden The only large surviving manufacturing building of the Victor Talking Machine Company's famous phonograph and record factory, it was built in 1911-1919 as the anchor building of the complex. It features the iconic ... Read more
Johnson Park

101 Cooper Street, Camden 856.964.8300 Johnson Park, probably the most attractive open space in downtown Camden, was donated to the city by inventor and philanthropist Eldridge R. Johnson whose modern photograph helped launch the Radio Corp... Read more
Benjamin Cooper House

Point and Erie streets, Camden This house was built for Benjamin Cooper  in 1734 and is both one of the earliest remaining buildings in Camden and one of the most significant extant ferry-related buildings. Benjamin Cooper was a grandson o... Read more
Joseph Cooper House Site

Pyne Point Park, north end of Seventh Street, Camden The earliest, stone, section of the Joseph Cooper House was erected in 1695, and a two-story brick addition was added in about 1785. The house was constructed for Joseph Cooper, son of Wi... Read more
Peter McGuire Memorial

Arlington Cemetery 1620 Cove Road, Pennsauken 8:30-4:30 Peter J. McGuire is honored with two monuments. The older of the two marks the final resting place of McGuire and his family and includes a cross etched with "Labor Omnia Vincit." labo... Read more
Vennell Tavern

421 Cove Road, Pennsauken The tavern was erected sometime during the last decade of the 18th century and was acquired by Thomas Bowne, a Philadelphia ship joiner. Bowne sold the property in 1813 to the Tammany Pea Shore Fishing Company, a s... Read more
Pennsauken Transit Center

Derousse Avenue, Pennsauken An interchange stop of New Jersey Transit's RiverLine and Atlantic City rail lines, the station is decorated with decorative glass panels exploring the history of women in the area, designed by glass artist J. Ke... Read more
Griffith Morgan House

243 Griffith Morgan Lane, Pennsauken The original stone portion of this house (now gone) was built in about 1693. This handsome, rubble stone, pent-roofed block was built in 1715 for Welshman Griffith Morgan. It was listed in the National R... Read more
Burrough Dover House (Pennsauken Historical Society)

9201 Burrough Dover Lane, Pennsauken This 300-year old stone house is the museum of the Pennsauken Historical Society. The colonial Quaker farmhouse houses the Society's artifact collection. It is open frequently for special events and prog... Read more
Colestown Cemetery

100 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill. One of the oldest cemeteries .in present Cherry Hill Township, the cemetery contains an estimated 8,726 interments. Established in 1746, it is the only remnant of the Colestown community. Its Itaianate ... Read more
Croft Farm Arts Center

100 Bortons Mill Road, Cherry Hill 856.216.0669 Once a working mill and a purported stop on the Underground Railroad, it is today an active arts center. The property also includes over a mile of walking trails and other recreational facilit... Read more
Barclay Farmstead Museum

209 Barclay Lane, Cherry Hill 856.795.6225 Hours: Weds: 12-4; 1st Sun of each month (March-Nov): 12-4 Admission: Free for Cherry Hill residents; $5 for adults; $3 for teens and seniors Built in 1816 by a Quker farmer, Joseph Thorn, the farm... Read more
Scarborough Covered Bridge

Covered Bridge Road over North Branch, Cooper River The centerpiece of Cherry Hill's Barclay Farm neighborhood, it was designed by famed South Jersey architect Malcolm Wells and erected for Robert Scarborough, a prominent local residential ... Read more
Matlack Family Burial Ground

Between 533 and 537 Balsam Road, Cherry Hill Set  in an incongruous location in the middle of a post-World War II suburban neighborhood lies William Matlack, his family and his servants and slaves. William Matlack (1648-1720), the first of... Read more
Indian King Tavern Museum

233 Kings Highway East. Haddonfield 856.429.6792 (please calll to inquire about tours) Hours: Weds-Sat: 10-noon, 1-4; Sunday 1-4  Indian King Tavern is New Jersey's first state-owned historic site. It is where New Jersey completed the tran... Read more
Hopkins House

250 South Park Drive, Westmont Closed except for special events. The original house (now the west wing) of this house was built in the 1740s. The newer east wing ws a WPA project, undertaken in conjunction with the straightening and widenin... Read more
Collings-Knight House

500 Collings Avenue, Collingswood Open for special events. In 1824, Edward Zane Collings undertook the construction of a house for himself and his widowed sister, Rebecca Knight, on farmland north of Newton Creek that he had inherited from ... Read more
Harleigh Cemetery

1640 Haddon Avenue, Camden Mon-Sa: 8:30-4:30 Harleigh Cemetery is the finest example of a picturesque Victorian cemetery in South Jersey featuring curving roadways, hillocks, groves of trees, and tombs set into hillsides. Organized in 1885,... Read more


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