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Arrange to see over 40 genuine historic sites in a City spanning over 330 years...
secure a Guide for Walking Tours.

Discover the soul of American history, where New Jersey began. Time travel is a walk in the park in the 330-year old historic City of Burlington... try it for your next family vacation day trip, or bring your seniors group. It’s an easy walk in History’s mighty little square mile.

Guided tours of historic sites in the City of Burlington may be arranged throughout the year. Tours feature historical commentary that is customized for the age group and interests of the audience.
Delicious dining, fascinating shopping, antiques and rest rooms are available in our revitalized downtown Burlington.
For further information– or to make arrangements for a Tour– please:
Contact us by <E-mail> or call (609) 386-1900 or (609) 386-0200 x114.

Guided Walking Tours 

Guided Walking Tours are available Mon-Fri 9-4 by appointment.  Special Saturday tours are available for group of 10 or more. 
Guided Tours usually start 11:30 am & 2 pm

Follow your Guide in colonial dress to visit genuine historic sites in our National Register of Historic Places District. Travel back in time as you walk along tree-shaded brick cobbles to enter premier properties of the past. Moderate walking of about 1 1/2 hrs. duration. Tours feature stories of the past and can be customized for the age group and interests of the audience.

Your choice of dates and times offered when you make Advance Reservations

ADDITIONAL TOUR OFFERINGS INCLUDE:

  • Topical Tours including in-depth Underground Railroad, Revolutionary War, others
  • Student Tour;
  • Walk with the Ghosts Tours (late October)
  • Tall Ship Sailing Excursions (twice yearly)
  • “Dine‘n’Tour” All-Inclusive Package with delicious measl and tours
  • and more

Click the following link to request your own Guided Walking Tour flyer

Groups welcome, ask us about our Group Discounts!

Every Tour Ticket comes with Delicious Dining Discounts in virtually every restaurant of the Historic District, up to 20% Savings!

You may call to reserve a Guided Walking Tour or just to ask questions... stop in and pick up some suggestions, brochures, Map Guide or flyers. The Tour Office is located in the Carriage House, a Centennial-era stable and Transportation Museum complete with carriages, sleighs, sledge and locally-manufactured rickshaw.

City of Burlington Tourism and Information Center
East Broad and High Streets
Burlington NJ 08016
Phone: (609) 386-1900

or visit

City Hall (M-F, 9-4)

525 High Street

Burlington, NJ  08016

Phone: (609) 386-0200 x114
E-mail: tour@tourburlington.org

TOUR TICKETS:

The Regularly-Scheduled Tour may take from 1 1/2 to 2 hours, walking 1 to 1 1/2 miles.
Regularly Scheduled Tours: $10.00/Adult || $7.00/Child<12 or Senior>60

Topical Tours are in-depth explorations of the Underground Railroad, Civil War, or Revolutionary War eras, which include Library, Touism Center, Lyceum Hall, Tourism Center, and house museums . These fascinating explorations may last up to 4 hours, and cover up to 2 miles, allowing for a short lunch break.
Topical, In-Depth Tours: $10.00/Adult || $7.00/Child<12 or Senior>60 (or more depending on length).

GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

Historical sites often include stairs on entry, and our ancient cobbles may be uneven. Dress appropriately for the season and weather, and wear good walking shoes.

Pay by Cash or Check. Make checks payable to City of Burlington, and write “Tourism” on the memo line.  After booking a tour by phone or email, please click on the following link to complete our Tour Confirmation form. Confirmation.

Contact us by <E-mail> or call (609) 386-1900 or (609) 386-0200 x114.

Guided Walking Tour – Burl. County Hist. Society Library & Museum

A walking tour is offered which enters the Burlington County Historical Society’s Corson Poley Center Delia Biddle-Pugh Research Library, specializing in county and local histories, decorative arts, preservation and genealogical materials, and Aline K. Wolcott Museum Gallery presenting exhibits which highlight area manufacturing and craftsmanship. The changing exhibit currently features The American Revolution: A Global Conflict.
Tour Fees: $3.00/Adult | $3.00/Child under age 12 | (609) 386-4773
Make checks payable to the Burlington County Historical Society

Step-on Guide for Tour Bus 

Requests for Walk-on Guides for Bus Tours are being accommodated, given sufficient notice. Tours feature historical commentary that is customized for the age group and interests of the audience. The Regularly-Scheduled Tour may take from 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Shorter or longer tours are available on request. Bus parking is available– please inquire.
Contact us by <E-mail> or call (609) 386-0200 x114.

Self-Paced Audio-Cassette Tour 

Listen and follow along, as a professionally-produced Audio Tape leads you on the Grand Historical Tour. Interrupt, skip or backtrack as much as you like– the narrator won’t mind! The full Tour may take from 1 1/2 to 3 hours, depending on your pace. Wear good walking shoes to cover the full 2 to 3 miles. Limited numbers of tapes and personal players are available for a deposit, so call in advance. Pick up yours at the:

Burlington County Historical Society
457 High St.
Burlington, NJ 08016
(609) 386-4773
Fax: (609) 386-4828
Historical Society Complex Open: Tue. – Sat. 1pm – 5pm

CONTACT

City of Burlington Tourism Council
City Hall
525 High Street
Burlington, NJ 08016
(609) 386-0200 x114

or

Burlington County Historical Society
457 High St.
Burlington, NJ 08016
(609) 386-4773
Fax: (609) 386-4828
Historical Society Complex Open Tue. – Sat. 1pm – 5pm;
Group tour packages available with advance reservations.
Souvenirs and rest rooms are available at the Burlington County Historical Society complex.

Delicious dining can be found in downtown Burlington (see Dining).
For further information– or to make arrangements for a Tour– please call (609) 386-0200 x114

For information, you may also contact:
City of Burlington Historical Society
c/o Maryann Augustyn
Philip’s Furniture & Antiques
307 High Street
Burlington NJ 08016
(609) 386-7125
Mon. – Sat. 10am – 5pm | Sun. 12noon – 3pm

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