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A site likely used as barracks by the Grand Army of the Republic.
Former home, yacht and boat builders.
Oldest boat club on the Delaware River.
One of the oldest African American churches in the state.

Scroll down to see sites 41 through 44. Click “See Sites x-y” numbers to navigate our list of 44 sites five at a time. Or, click <here> to see the entire list in text form.

Former Site of Old Barracks

E. Broad Street
A graven stone bearing the initials G.A.R. indicates the site’s use by the Grand Army of the Republic. Presently occupied by the Knights of Columbus.

Fenimore Family House

Corner, Clarkson & York Streets
Former home, Burlington yacht and boat building family.

Oneida Boat Club House

York Street at Riverfront
The oldest boat club on the Delaware in continuous operation, founded in 1873. Best viewed from the Riverfront Promenade.

It is located on the Delaware River Heritage Trail connecting New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nearby are the City Boat Ramp, City Dock, the Riverfront Concert Series Bandstand, the Memorial Flags, and the Great Anchor.

Bethlehem African Methodist Episcopal Church

213 Pearl Blvd.
Burlington’s oldest African American institution was founded in 1830. It is one of the oldest African American churches in the state. Originally constructed in 1836, the building was replaced in 1855, remodeled in 1873 and again in the 1980s. Beside it are but a few of the 212,000 graves of African American Union Army and Navy Civil War soldiers.

In 1833 Pastor Rev. Jeremiah H. Pierce legally challenged forced segregation of his four children into Burlington’s all-black elementary school— and won this landmark case.

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Tours vary from 1 1/2 to 3 hours (2 to 3 miles), depending on pace and route. Tours may be modified. Special Interest Tours are listed in Ready, Set, Tour. Some sites have stairs. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Print our Map to Historic Sites to locate Sites by number. Call 609-386-0200 or 386-4773 to arrange a group tour guide, or request a free Tour Guide & Map Brochure showing all 44 sites with map.

NOTE: Some of the sites listed (4-5, 7, 11, 13-23, 25-28, 30-33, 38-44) are private property owned by individuals or organizations, and may be viewed and enjoyed with respect from without.

The following contacts are offered only as an aid for those interested in requesting access to these private interests.
Burlington County Historical Society 453 High Street (properties include Bard-How House, Cooper House, Capt. Lawrence House, Delia Biddle-Pugh Library at the Corson Poley Center and Aline K. Wolcott Museum) For walking tours, tours of the interiors of their buildings, hours and more information call (609) 386-4773
City of Burlington Historical Society Carriage House, Ellis Lane (properties include Hoskins House, Carriage House, Friends School House) For information call (609) 386-0200
Bethlehem African Methodist Episcopal Church 213 Pearl Blvd. Tours by arrangement (609) 386-6664
Burlington Friends Meetinghouse 341 High Street Tours available by arrangement (609) 387-3875
Temple B’nai Israel 212 High Street For more information call (609) 386-0406

 

 

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