Introduction to Haddon Heights, New Jersey
Haddon Heights History
Settlement began in this region around 1700. It is believed that John Hinchman was the first man to settle in the area. The community was named Haddon Heights because of its high elevation and proximity to Haddonfield. In the 18th century, King's Run was dammed, and a mill race and fulling mill were constructed by John Thorn Glover. In 1890, Benjamin A. Lippincott built a passenger station for the Atlantic City Railroad Company. Lippincott and Charles Hillman planned the community of Haddon Heights. It was officially incorporated on March 2, 1904.
Haddon Heights and nearby Attractions
- Independence Seaport Museum
- Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum
- Abington Art Center
- Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site
- Independence National Historical Park
- New Jersey State Aquarium
Things To Do In Haddon Heights
The Independence National Historical Park, which includes the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, is a popular destination near Haddon Heights. Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site, the Caleb Pusey House and Landingford Plantation, Walt Whitman House, the Abington Art Center, and the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site are some of the historic sites in the area. Other attractions in the area include the New Jersey State Aquarium, the Philadelphia Zoo, the Adventure Aquarium and Camden Children's Garden.
Haddon Heights Transportation
Philadelphia International is the nearest major airport.
Haddon Heights Higher Education
Rutgers University-Camden, Camden County College and Temple University are among the colleges and universities accessible from Haddon Heights.