“Tour a haunted jail!”
Current view of the prison The Burlington County Prison operated from 1811 through 1965 in Mount Holly Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. It was designed with prisoner rehabilitation in mind. The motto over the door, "Justice Which, While it Punishes, Would Endeavor to Reform the Offender", was chosen by architect Robert Mills. The Burlington County Prison operated from 1811 through 1965. When it closed in 1965, it was the oldest operating prison in the United States. It is reportedly haunted by a tall male in a uniform in the basement, and the third floor is claimed to have a flurry of paranormal activity. It is currently a museum. The Prison Museum Association (PMA) is a non-profit organization that supports the Burlington County Prison Museum through fundraising, volunteering, giving tours, and promoting this National Historic Landmark.
The Historic Burlington County Prison Museum was designed by famed architect Robert Mills in 1809 and opened its doors to inmates in 1811. The three floors of cells showcases original front door and cell doors, graffiti by prisoners, a huge courtyard, and a replica gallows. When it closed in 1965 it was the oldest operating prison in the United States. It is a worthwhile place to stop if you are a history buff or into the paranormal.
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Burlington County Prison
- Sun: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
- Sat: 10:00 am - 12:00 am
- Fri: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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