Introduction to Audubon, New Jersey
The Lenni Lenape tribe of Native Americans were the original inhabitants. Among the early settlers who arrived in the late 17th and early 18th century, there were a significant number of Quakers. Camden County was created on March 13, 1844, and towards the end of the 19th century, it had emerged as an industrial and commercial leader. On March 13, 1905, Audubon was formed through an Act of the New Jersey Legislature. It was created from parts of the Haddon Township and was named in honor of John James Audubon, a naturalist.
Audubon and Nearby Attractions
- Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum
- Indian King Tavern Museum
- Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
- Independence National Historical Park
- New Jersey State Aquarium
- Elmwood Park Zoo
Things To Do In Audubon
Audobon offers easy access to a number of museums and historic sites including the Indian King Tavern Museum, the Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum, the National Museum of American Jewish History, Independence Seaport Museum, the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, the Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site, and the Walt Whitman House. Independence National Historical Park, a popular destination, encompasses the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, the Liberty Bell, and Independence Hall. Opportunities for camping, hiking, fishing, boating, biking, horseback riding, and picnicking are available at the Fort Washington State Park, Ridley Creek State Park, Neshaminy State Park, and Rancocas State Park. Other attractions include the New Jersey State Aquarium, Adventure Aquarium, Elmwood Park Zoo, and Camden Children's Garden.
Philadelphia International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Audubon Higher Education
Colleges close to Audubon are Rutgers University, Camden County College, Temple University, and Community College of Philadelphia.