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Posted on: September 22, 2020


The Burlington County Art Galleries and Museums are now open with modified hours.  For the first time in months, history buffs, art enthusiasts and those interested in learning more about the natural sciences will be able to safely visit the County’s outstanding museums and galleries.

The Historic Prison Museum, the Warden’s House Gallery and the County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 22, and will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10AM to 4PM. Family groups of six or less visitors can also schedule tours on days the Prison Museum is not open.

The Smithville Mansion’s Annex Art Gallery and the Worker’s House Museum and Gallery  will reopen Wednesday, Sept. 23, and will operate on Wednesdays from 10AM to 4PM and Sundays from noon to 4PM. The Underground Railroad Association Museum is also available at other times for private tours for groups of up to 6 persons.

Access to Smithville Mansion will be limited to groups of up to six visitors who preregister with the Friends of the Mansion at Smithville.

Visiting hours at the Lyceum and Historic Prison Museum will be Tuesday and Saturday from 10AM to 4PM.

Among the new protocols and safeguards, visitors at all of the sites will be limited to 25% of the building capacity and with separate public entrances and exits and designated routes to limit crowding. Hand sanitizer stations have been set up at the entrances and exits and gift shop and reception areas, and plexiglass shields have been installed at most reception desks.

Staff and visitors will be required to undergo temperature checks, and face coverings will be required to be worn at all times, save for visitors under 2 years old or those unable to wear masks for medical reasons. All others will be denied entry if they are unmasked.

Visit each of the gallery web pages for specific guidelines and protocol.

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