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The pursuit of happiness in the City of Burlington Historic District...

Soak in pop, jazz and rock at the City's own Riverfront Summer Concert Series.
Entertainment is the ticket... drive beyond the City of Burlington Historic District for... Sports. Music. Rides. Animals.

To the South, in Camden... the Tweeter Center rocks... the South Jersey Performing Arts Center and the Walt Whitman Cultural Arts Center play on... visit the Riversharks minor league baseball Park... children get up close and personal with sharks at the New Jersey State Aquarium... play with butterflies at nearby Children's Gardens... all hands on deck of the heroic battleship USS New Jersey... take the RiverLink Ferry, which connects the Camden waterfront to Penn's Landing in Phiadelphia.

To the North of City of Burlington, Trenton War Memorial resounds with the bravos of classical music. Trenton Titans (hockey) and Trenton Shooting Stars (basketball) perform athletic feats at the Sovereign Bank Arena that thrill children of all ages. Families with children will enjoy the State Museum and Planetarium in Trenton.

Thrill to exciting rides at nearby world-class amusement parks. Exotic animals turn your car into a safari. All this and much more, listed below alphabetically, just scroll on down for details....

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Burlington County Historical Society
Enjoy a Tour that goes inside the birthplace of Last of the Mohicans author James Fenimore Cooper, and into the home of naval hero Capt. James “Don’t Give Up the Ship” Lawrence, and more, furnished with significant 18th & 19th century antiques and decorative arts. Visit the Aline K. Wolcott Museum Gallery, with its tall case clocks, decoys, samplers, quilts and a locally-manufactured jinrickshaw carriage. Browse the Tour Center and Gift Shop. Make an appointment to research historical texts, or pursue your genealogy at Delia Biddle-Pugh Library at the Corson Poley Center. All part of the Part of the Burlington County Historical Society complex, which also includes the Bard-How House, and remotely, the Collins Jones House, all singular reminders of our colonial past.
Complex Open Tue. – Sat. 1pm – 5pm;
Museum & Library Open First Friday of Month 6pm – 9pm.
Admission fee
453 High St.
Burlington, NJ 08016
(609) 386-4773
Fax: (609) 386-4828

Calendar of Events
We love to open our City to you year-round for celebrations and special events, from street fairs to holiday parades to craft shows to fireworks to boat parades to...
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For details call City of Burlington Tourism Coordinator at (609) 386-3993

City of Burlington “Jersey Fresh” Farm Market
Locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers and freshly made baked goods.
Wed. 2-6 PM; Sat. 9 AM - 2 PM
In season thru Sept., call for details
High Street & Pearl Blvd. E.
near the Riverfront Park
(609) 386-0200

City of Burlington Riverfront Summer Concert Series
Free summer concerts every Thurs. in July & August at 7:30 pm. Musical entertainment, from big bands to jazz and old-time rock’n’roll. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Call for dates / times / perfomers.
Bandstand
High Street at Riverfront Promenade Park
Burlington NJ 08016
(609) 386-0200 ext. 135

Ummm Ice Cream Parlor
Authentic period ice cream parlor. Multiple “Best of Philly” Award Winner, with original flavors, coffees, desserts, outdoor cafe seating in season, and fun.
236 High & Union Streets
Burlington, NJ 08016
(609) 387-9786

FUN AMUSEMENT & ENTERTAINMENT BEYOND THE HISTORIC DISTRICT

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FAMILY FUN

Camden Children's Garden
3 Riverside Drive Delaware River Waterfront
Camden NJ
(800) 616-JAWS (856) 365-8733
http://www.camdenchildrensgarden.org

New Jersey State Aquarium
Get up close and personal with our sharks, stingrays and sea turtles that reside in our 760,000 -gallon Open Ocean Tank with 1,500 fabulous fish and marine lifeforms. Over 4,000 aquatic animals. Daily seal and dive shows, interactive exhibits. Group rates and tour packages available. New Inguza Island-Rare South African Penguin Exhibit. Children's Garden offers a horticultural playground that will delight kids of all ages.
Hours: Sept. 16-Apr. 15: 9:30am-4:30pm Weekdays, 10am-5pm Weekends; Apr. 16-Sept 15: 9:30-5:30 Daily.
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden NJ 08103-1060
(856) 365-3300 (800) 616-JAWS
Fax: 609.365.3311
http://www.njaquarium.org/
mailbox@njaquarium.org

River Link Ferry
A 20-min. passenger ferry service on the Delaware River connects Camden waterfront with Penn's Landing. The most fun way to make the crossing.
10 S. Delaware River
Camden NJ 08103
(800) 634-4027
(215) 925-LINK

Ummm’s Ice Cream Parlor
Authentic period ice cream parlor. Multiple “Best of Philly” Award Winner, with original flavors, coffees, desserts, outdoor cafe seating in season, and fun.
236 High & Union Streets
Burlington, NJ 08016
(609) 387-9786

FUN & ACTIVE

Black Tie Balloons
320 Red Lion Road
Southampton NJ 08088
(609) 859-9600
Hot air balloon rides.

Flying “W” Airport & Resort
Avion Restaurant
60 Fostertwon Road
Medford NJ
(609) 267-8787
http://www.flyingwairport.com

P.A.W.S. Farm Nature Center
Refuge for injured and orphaned wildlife sponsored by the Preservation and Wildlife Society. The Center provides nature trails and "touch and feel" exhibits where children are allowed to feed and pet some of the animals. Non-profit run by volunteers. Open to the public Wed-Sun 10 AM - 4 PM
1105 Hainesport-Mt. Laurel Rd.
Mt. Laurel NJ
(856) 778-8795
www.mountholly.com/community/paws/

Powhatan Renape Nation, Rankokus Indian Reservation
Annual Juried American Indian Arts Festivals featuring 150 American Indian artists and entertainers from throughout the Americas; demonstrations; native foods. Call for dates and more information.
PO Box 225
Rancocas, NJ 08073
(609) 261-4747
http://www.powhatan.org/

Six Flags Great Adventure
Family-oriented 1,700-acre amusement center with a 450-acre drive-through Safari Park where over 1,200 wild and exotic animals roam free. Also a theme amusement park claiming more rides than any other theme park anywhere, shows and live entertainment.
Great Adventure
Route 537
Jackson, NJ
732-928-2000
http://www.sixflags.com/parks/greatadventure/home.asp

HISTORICAL

Cultural & Heritage Dept.
Summer concerts, two-day festival, art shows, literary seminars, and tours.
Smithville Rd. P.O. Box 6000
Eastampton NJ 08060
(609) 265-5068 Fax: (609) 265-5782.
http://www.co.burlington.nj.us

Air Victory Museum
24,000 sq.ft. military aircraft and engine collection, replicas of the Wright Brothers and Spirit of St. Louis aircraft. (Available for functions.)
68 Stacy Haines Rd.
Marlton NJ 08055
(609) 267-4488.

Burlington County Historical Society
Three historic 18th century houses. Museum housing superb collections of clocks, decoys, samplers and quilts.
457 High Street
Burlington, NJ, 08016
609-386-4773.

Burlington County Park at Smithville
This 250-acre park is the home of the historical Smithville Mansion and Village, with Art Shows and special events.
Eastampton, NJ
609-265-5068

Fort Dix Military Museum
Military memorabilia, tours.
Pennsylvania Ave. Bldg. 6501
Fort Dix NJ 08640-5300
(609) 562-2334 Fax: (609) 562-2164.

Historic Prison Museum
Once the oldest U.S. prison in continuous use.
Thurs.-Sat. 10-4; Sun. 12-4
128 High Street
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
(609) 265-5858
http://www.co.burlington.nj.us

USS New Jersey Battleship Museum
The most decorated battleship in U.S. Navy history is permanently berthed on the Camden Waterfront as a floating museum, where visitors may tour this great ship and learn of her esteemed history as a protector of the United States and democracy everywhere.
Camden Waterfront at Clinton St.
Camden NJ
(856) 966-1652
http://www.battleship.org

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PERFORMANCES

Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey
123 Elmwood Rd.
Marlton NJ 08053
(856) 985-1009

Cultural & Heritage Dept.
Summer concerts, two-day festival, art shows, literary seminars, and tours.
Smithville Rd. P.O. Box 6000
Eastampton NJ 08060
(609) 265-5068 Fax: (609) 265-5782.
http://www.co.burlington.nj.us

Foundation Theatre
Located on the beautiful Burlington County College campus, this professional theatre company offers a wide variety of entertainment including a summer season, Children’s Theatre Project and Fall Event/Spring Classic Series.
Pemberton, NJ
609-894-2138

Regal Cinema 20
20 screens in comfortable complex, full refreshment stand, coffee shop, video games gallery.
250 Bromley Boulevard
Burlington, NJ 08016
(609) 239-3500

Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts
Multicultural performances
Stedman Gallery-Garden Theater
Fine Arts Bldg.
Rutgers University
34 Linden St.
Camden NJ 08102
Theater (856) 225-6676
Gallery (856) 225-6350
Fax: (856) 225-6330
http://www.rutgers.edu/camden

Tweeter Center
Camden Riverfront Entertainment Center
Concert tickets available through Ticketron or NJ Charge-by-Phone. Call for schedule.
Delaware River Waterfront (next to NJ State Aquarium)
Camden NJ 08103
(856) 365-1300
http://www.tweetercenter.com

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Walt Whitman Cultural Arts Center
National Historic Landmark
2nd & Cooper Sts.
Camden NJ 08102
(856) 757-7276
http://www.waltwhitmancenter.org

PRODUCE & FARMING

As the Garden State, New Jersey still lives up to its nickname. Enjoy the taste of Jersey Fresh at a "u-pick" farm. Our rural areas offer roadside opportunities to enjoy the taste of Jersey Fresh. In the Garden State, farmers produce more than 150 different kinds of fruits and vegetables. From as early as April (for asparagus) to as late as December (for cauliflower), there are farms where visitors and residents can enjoy harvesting their own produce. The state also offers a fascinating look at the history of farming (from NJ State Travel & Tourism website).

City of Burlington “Jersey Fresh” Farm Market
Locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers and freshly made baked goods.
Wed. 2-6 PM; Sat. 9 AM - 2 PM
In season thru Sept., call for details
High Street & Pearl Blvd. E.
near the Riverfront Park
(609) 386-0200

Columbus Farmer's Market
2919 Rt. 206 South
Columbus, NJ 08022
Up to 1,500 outdoor stands and 70 indoor stores; indoor and outdoor flea market, Amish market and fruit depot.
Indoor Thurs.-Sat. 8-8; Sun. 8-5
Outdoor Thurs., Sat., Sun. dawn-1:30 PM
(609) 267-0400
Fax: (609) 261-8869

C.S. Heal Farm Market
Farm-fresh produce in season, on-premises bakery for pies and more, holiday and seasonal decorations, gardening plants.
1607 Salem Road
Burlington, NJ 08016
(609) 386-9422

Valenzano Winery
340 Forked Neck Road
Shamong NJ 08088
(609) 268-6731 Fax: (609) 859-8014
http://www.valenzanowine.com

SPECTATOR SPORTS

Camden Riversharks Minor League Baseball
and
Campbell’s Field Camden Baseball Stadium
This newly-built field is home to the Atlantic league independent baseball team, the Camden Riversharks.
Cooper Street
Pennsauken, NJ
(866) 742-7579
http://www.riversharks.com/

Trenton Thunder Baseball Club
and
Mercer County Waterfront Park
Home to Trenton Thunder Baseball Club, double-A affiliate of major league's Boston Red Sox. Games played each year, April through August. Call for game schedules, ticket information and availability.
1 Thunder Road
Trenton NJ 08611
(609) 394-8326

Trenton Titans
and
Trenton Shooting Stars
and
Sovereign Bank Arena
The 10,000 seat facility is home to the Trenton Titans of the East Coast Hockey League and also the Trenton Shooting Stars of the International Basketball League. Including college basketball. Musical concerts, family and consumer shows and receptions.
P.O. Box 8069
640 S. Broad St.
Trenton NJ 08650
(609) 656-3200
http://www.sovereignbankarena.com

STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA (directly across the Delaware River)

Fall Foliage – Bucks County
One of the best places to see fall foliage is in Bucks County, PA. Just an hour’s drive from Philadelphia, the area is sprawling with magnificent trees, rolling hills and lush landscapes.

Grundy Museum
The 1834 Grundy home overlooks the Delaware River and is considered an excellent example of the decor and furnishings of a fine Victorian residence. M-F, 1-4pm; Sa, 1-3pm. Closed Sat in Jul-Aug. Closed Sun. Groups of 5 or more need reservations. Free.
610 Radcliffe Street
Bristol, PA 19007
Phone: (215) 788-9432
Fax: (215) 788-0915

Grundy Ice Skating Rinks
Grundy Recreation Center - A modern rink with a full range of ice skating programs, skate rentals, rooms for meetings or parties, snack bar, Pro Shop, rink rentals. Call for public hours, or reservations.
475 Beaver Street
P.O. Box 117
Bristol, PA 19007
Phone: (215) 788-3311
Fax: (215) 788-3340

Pennsbury Manor
Elegant reconstruction of William Penn's country Manor House estate beautifully situated on 43 acres along the Delaware River. Features Manor House with period furnishings, out buildings, livestock and gardens. Tu-Sa, 9am-5pm; Su, 12-5pm. Tours by appt. Adm.
400 Pennsbury Memorial Road
Morrisville, PA 19067
(215) 946-0400
Fax: (215) 295-2936
http://www.pennsburymanor.org
Email: willpenn17@aol.com

Re-enactment of Washington Crossing the Delaware
George Washington crossed the Delaware River on December 25, 1776, to launch his decisive attack on enemy forces in Trenton. Today, historical re-enacters faithfully recreate the event each year at Washington Crossing Historic Park. This 500-acre state park lies 35 miles north of center city Philadelphia. Visitors can see artifacts and a film at the Memorial Museum and tour a variety of restored, furnished buildings. Of special interest is the Thompson-Neely House, the riverside headquarters for Washington’s Revolutionary forces.
Washington Crossing Historic Park
Washington Crossing, PA

Sesame Place
Sesame Place is a highly interactive theme park and water park designed for families with children between the ages of two to thirteen. Blending the character and spirit of Sesame Street, Sesame Place offers interactive thrills with 15 exhilirating water attractions, more that 50 stimulating play activities, and Sesame Place’s first-ever rollercoaster, VAPOR TRAIL. The park is located at 100 Sesame Road, off Oxford Valley Road, in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, convenient to other Bucks County destinations.
Family theme park. Water activities, "hands-on" exhibits and live entertainment. 25 minutes from City of Burlington. Open May-Oct. Sep-Oct 25, Sa-Su, 10am-5pm. Adm.
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA   19047
Phone: (215) 752-7070
Fax: (215) 741-5307
http://www.sesameplace.com

 

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