Introduction to Gloucester City, New Jersey
Gloucester City, New Jersey, in Camden county, is 2 miles NW of Gloucester, New Jersey and 4 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Part of the surrounding Philadelphia metro area, Gloucester City is home to some 11,484 residents.
Gloucester City History
Gloucester City was a part of Old Gloucester County. In 1685, it became the first political subdivision of the county. Gloucester City was incorporated on June 1, 1695. It was named after the town of Gloucester, England. Gloucester City became a part of the Camden County in 1884, soon after its formation.
Gloucester City and nearby Attractions
- Independence Seaport Museum
- American Swedish Historical Museum
- St Peters Episcopal Church
- Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
- Independence National Historical Park
- Fairmount Park
Things To Do In Gloucester City
Gloucester City includes a number of parks and sports field. The city also has some movie theaters and shopping areas, as well as quality restaurants and bars. You can also plan a day trip to the Liberty Bell, Adventure Aquarium or to the Philadelphia Zoo.
Gloucester City Transportation
The nearest international airport is Philadelphia International.
Gloucester City Higher Education
Rutgers University - Camden, Art Institute of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, MCP Hahnemann University and Drexel University are close to the city.