• Thursday - Saturday: 10 am-4 pm
  • Sunday: 12 pm-4 pm
  • Exhibits about architecture and crime and punishment
  • Self-guided tours with audio for additional cost
  • Guided tours available upon request
  • Group tours
  • Guided tours upon request
  • ADA accessible site
  • Restrooms
  • Off street parking
  • Picnic area
  • Adults - $5
  • Over 55 and with a military ID - $3
  • Students - $2
  • Free for children under five
  • Audio tour fee - $3

Burlington County Prison Museum

128 High Street, Mount Holly, NJ 08060


The Burlington County Prison Museum is a National Historic Landmark designed and built in 1811 by Robert Mills, one of America’s first native-born and domestically trained architects. Mills also famously designed the Washington Monument. The prison remained in operation from 1811 to 1965 and holds the distinction of being the longest used prison in the nation. With its masonry construction and vaulted ceilings made of poured concrete, the building was also virtually fireproof and one of the first of its kind in the country.


  • Listen to an audio tour of the historic site that highlights the building's architectural features
  • Hear stories of former inmates incarcerated there, including nine people convicted of murder
  • Check out the prison’s exhibits that capture the history of the building and its many inhabitants
  • Inquire about on-site paranormal investigations, available on Friday and Saturday evenings

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