Historic Overlook

Explore Burlington County! With over 300 years of history, the County offers a unique look into the past. The City of Burlington, founded in 1677, was once the capital of the province of West Jersey. Travel to Historic Smithville in Eastampton or visit the Roebling Museum for a view at the local industry that had a world-wide impact. Visit the Pinelands to explore our nation’s first National Preserve. The Pinelands is a unique ecosystem featuring 100s of species of plants and wildlife. Discover our early architectural history at the Historic Prison Museum located in the county seat of Mount Holly. The Prison was designed by famed architect Robert Mills and is a National Historic Landmark. Learn about our rich agricultural history by visiting Whitesbog Village, home of the blueberry. No other county in New Jersey has a richer African-American historical presence. Home to Timbuctoo, a pre-Civil War, free African-American community, and the Underground Railroad Museum. There is much to be discovered throughout Burlington County, from the American Revolution to the Underground Railroad, Industry to Agriculture, and much more.

Historic Attractions

View architecture from colonial times, the industrial revolution through modern day. Stroll through quaint downtowns and main streets, offering unique shopping.

Burlington County History Passport Program

Burlington County is rich in history and culture. Our diverse history spans from the Native Americans to the Revolutionary War, agriculture and the cranberry and blueberry industry, women’s rights, transportation, industry and innovation.

We invite you to share in and explore our history, right here in Burlington County! Passports are available now at our Visitor Center. View Passport Online.passport cover

Click here for a full list of Historical Societies.

Burlington County offers a wide variety of History and Educational Programs!