Introduction to Berlin, New Jersey
The area that is now Berlin was once known as 'Long-a-Coming.' In 1714, the first European settled in Berlin. Iron forges and glassworks were among the early small industries of the area in the 1800s. In 1867, the area was renamed Berlin, and it became a town in 1910. In 1927, Berlin was formally incorporated as a borough, extricating it from the Berlin Township.
Berlin and nearby Attractions
- Berlin Park
- South Jersey Museum of American History
- Camden Children's Garden
- Philadelphia Zoo
- Adventure Aquarium
- Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
Things To Do In Berlin
Popular nearby museums include the Barclay Farmstead Museum, the Indian King Tavern Museum, Battleship New Jersey, and the Atwater Kent Museum. The Heritage Glass Museum exhibits interesting glassware and glassblowing tools. The Neshaminy State Park, located on the Delaware River, offers opportunities for swimming, fishing, boating and hiking. Other local parks include the Independence National Historical Park, Rancocas State Park, and Parvin State Park.
Air transportation is available at Philadelphia International Airport.
Berlin Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Camden County College, the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia University and Burlington County College, among others.