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There’s something for just about everybody at the historic Burlington County Prison. Are you interested in local and national history, architecture, criminal law, penology, sociology, art or architecture? Then you should find the Old Prison of much interest. Fascinated by the paranormal world or murder mysteries? We’re
the place to go.

The museum is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from noon until 4 p.m. The museum is closed on most holidays and the day after Thanksgiving. Click here for hours of operation and admission fees



Visitors may take a self-guided tour, taking as much time as they like, during hours of operation.


We also have a great audio tour available for $3 extra. The tour takes about an hour if the visitor listens to all of the "stops". 


To arrange for a personal guided tour, email the Prison Museum Association at or leave a voicemail at 609-288-6372. Please give us at least 48 hours'



The Museum is located at the corner of High and Grant Streets in Mt. Holly.

For GPS purposes, the address is 128 High Street, Mt. Holly, NJ 08060

Click here for directions.

Gift Shop

We offer a variety of reasonably-priced tee-shirts, hoodies, mugs, shot glasses, hats, keyrings and other items with the Jail's logo. There are also a variety of postcards and books. Also available are pamphlets, available nowhere else, containing interesting accounts of historical murder cases and trials. 

Events & Announcements

Try out our new escape game! Players step into the shoes of

a safecracker who managed to break out in 1933. The clues

to the game are contained in a case full of clues. Once you

figure out the combination to open the case, you are on your

way throughout the Jail to find other clues leading your ultimate

"escape"!  A game guide will be available for those who want

help.  A team of up to four people can work from one "escape case". We are currently offering a special introductory price of only $10 per case (up to four

can use one case) plus the cost of admission. The game is available on Saturdays

only for now.