Historical New Jersey Town
"Mixture of Old and New"
Burlington is a bustling, river-side town with all the conveniences...and inconveniences of modern life.
But, just off Route 130, enter the historic district of Burlington, and let your imagination travel back in time...There's a lot of history to explore while walking down the once cobblestone pathways of this Historic Port Towne.
"A Visit to this Historic Towne"
Settled in 1685, the City of Burlington was once the Capital of West Jersey and third largest port in the New World. Historic buildings and artifacts dating back to the 17th century can be seen by visitors.
Historical sites include the homes of Revolutionary War soldier Oliver Cromwell and Civil War Gen'l. Ulysses S. Grant. The birthplace of James Fenimore Cooper and Naval hero Capt. James “Don’t Give Up the Ship” Lawrence. Many of these historic places are open to viewing to the public, but many are private estates.
A tour of this historic district will reveal, the first recorded European settlement in New Jersey, the County’s oldest residence,
New Jersey’s oldest fire company under the same name, Underground Railroad sites, the oldest Episcopal Church in New Jersey,
New Jersey’s oldest pharmacy in continuous operation, New Jersey’s oldest library in continuous operation and more.
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I'm not done yet...there's a lot more to come. Stay tuned...
Burlington Township, New Jersey
"The newest place for young couples to move in NJ"
I live in Burlington Township, New Jersey, USA. My husband and I bought our house here in May 2002. We were only together for a year at that time and we weren't even engaged. We found this area to be a new/up and coming popular area for young couples or families and much less expensive than anywhere in Mercer County. We also didn't want to go any further south since we both worked in Mercer County at the time. It is now September 2004 and one of the fastest growing townships in the state and we love living here. We've completely renovated our house and to us, its home. We live in a wonderful community and are close to the shore, Philly, New York (we head back up to Hamilton, Mercer County, NJ to hop the train to NY), and Atlantic City. We live a few blocks from Burlington Center, a fairly decent mall (that is until they got rid of The Gap), Regal Cinemas, 15 minutes from Moorestown Mall and Eastgate Square. We can catch our favorite rock bands in any of the venues in Philly just by riding over the Burlington/Bristol Bridge or in Camden at the Tweeter Center. There is a small zoo in Westampton which we love since they have some wolves and we have some nice local parks and walking trails we enjoy taking our dog to. There are new housing developments going up all over the area and some new shopping centers here and there as well. Its a nice area to live in and not loaded with traffic.