There’s something for just about everybody at the Historic Burlington County Prison Museum. 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 stories? 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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Try out our escape game! Step into the shoes of a safecracker who managed to breakout in 1933. You will be given 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 to your ultimate "escape". A team of up to four can work from one "escape case". $10 per case. Click here for further information. Reservations recommended.
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
All our newsletters are now archived on this website. We started the newsletter in 1999. In 2007, the format was changed and it was named the Prison Museum Post. All issues from 2004 include historic data about the Jail. There is a search engine you can use to find information on various topics. Click on the "Resources" tab above to get to the "Prison Museum Post Archive".