Introduction to Burlington, New Jersey
The city of Burlington was first incorporated on October 24th, 1693. On May 7th, 1733, it was reincorporated by Royal Charter. Post American Independence, the city was incorporated again on December 21st, 1784, by the State of New Jersey. The territory was extended and reincorporated on March 14th, 1851. Burlington is home to St. Mary’s Church, which is not only the oldest church in Burlington, but also in all of New Jersey. In 1795, the Endeavor Fire Company was organized. The community is also home to the Burlington Coat Factory, which was founded in 1924.
Burlington and Nearby Attractions
- New Egypt Historical Society Museum
- Princeton Battlefield State Park
- Black River & Western Railroad
- Sesame Place
- Elmwood Park Zoo
- New Jersey State Aquarium
Things To Do In Burlington
Museums such as the American Swedish Historical Museum, the National Museum of American Jewish History, the Franklin Institute Science Museum, and PAWS Farm Nature Center are not far from Burlington. Other attractions nearby include the Adventure Aquarium, the Staten Island Zoo, the Elmwood Park Zoo, the Camden Children's Garden, and the Philadelphia Zoo. The Burlington Quilt and Antique Festival is celebrated during August.
Air transportation is available at Philadelphia International Airport.
Burlington Higher Education
Colleges nearby include Thomas Edison State College, Rider University, and Burlington County College.