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.
To arrange for a guided tour, email the Prison Museum Association at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-265-5476 (Thursday through Sunday) or
609-265-5828 (Monday through Wednesday).
It takes approximately an hour to listen to the entire tour, but guests can take as long as they like. It is narrated by award winning Philadelphia stage actors Greg Wood & Susan Riley Stevens. The tour highlights not only architectural features of the building but also the interesting stories of those who were incarcerated here, including nine people convicted of murder.
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.