Saturday, January 1, 2000

Welcome!

Welcome to historic Burlington City, NJ. Here, you'll find information on the dozens of historic sites located within this small City, as well as numerous historic figures who called Burlington home, and other historical information. If you need more information, various historical organizations may be of help, as may the many books published on topics relevant to Burlington. If you'd like to see Burlington for yourself, directions are available, along with links to nearby motels for reservations.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Driving Directions
Lodging
Public Transportation
Annual Events

HISTORICAL ORGANIZATIONS

Burlington County Historical Society
City of Burlington Historical Society
Colonial Burlington Foundation
Historic Yorkshire Alliance
Oliver Cromwell Black History Society

HISTORIC SITES

Alcazar
Allen School
Bard-How House
Biddle-Pugh House
Birch-Bloomfield Mansion
Birch Opera House
Blue Anchor Inn
Boudinot-Bradford House
Broad Street Methodist Church
Burlington Island
Burlington Meeting House
Burlington Pharmacy
Carriage House
Coleman House
Collins-Jones House
Cooper House
Endeavor Fire Company #1
Friends' Schoolhouse
Grant House
Grellet House
Grubb Estate
Hope Company #1
Hoskins House
Lawrence House
Library Company of Burlington
Lyceum Hall
Mitchell Fire Company #4
Neptune Hose Company #5
New St. Mary's
Niagara Hose Company #6
Old St. Mary's
Dr. John Howard Pugh House
Railroads in Burlington
Revell House
Shippen House
Ship Shield Marker
Smith House
Temple B'nai Israel
Young America Fire Company #3

HISTORIC FIGURES

William R. Allen, Civil War Mayor
William J. Allinson, Abolitionist Pharmacist
James H. Birch, Industrialist and Arts Patron
Joseph Bloomfield, Soldier and Governor
Elias Boudinot, Statesman and Abolitionist
Susan Bradford, Socialite
Marguerite V. Burton, From Adoptee to Countess
Henry C. Carey, Writer and Muckraker
Cyrus Bustill, Black Revolutionary Baker
Isaac Collins, Royal Printer
James Fenimore Cooper, Frontier Novelist
Oliver Cromwell, Black Revolutionary Soldier
The Jersey Devil, Legendary Monster
Benjamin Franklin, Printer and Statesman
William Franklin, Our Last Royal Governor
Stephen Grellet, Quaker Missionary
John Gummere, Science Educator
Samuel R. Gummere, Language Educator
James Healy, Black Priest and Bishop
Patrick Healy, Black University President
James Kinsey, State Court Chief Justice
James Lawrence, Naval War Hero
Lydia Sherman, Serial Murderess
The Three Richard Smiths, Early Residents
Garret Dorset Wall, Attorney and Senator
James Walter Wall, Mayor and Senator

ASSORTED HISTORY

Board of Island Managers
Council of Proprietors
The Friendly Institution
The Mantas Tribe of the Lenape
Old Burlington Laws
The Purchase from the Lenape
The Quakers




Be sure to also visit tourburlington.org, the official tourism site for the City of Burlington Historic District, and burlingtonnj.us, the City of Burlington's official municipal web site.