Introduction to Westampton, New Jersey
Westampton Township was formed from parts of the Northampton Township on March 6, 1850. It was named because it included the western parts of Northampton. Quaker settlers arrived in this region in the 1670s, and the Rancocas Village community was established. The village was a part of both Westampton and Willingboro until 1956. A post office was established in the area in 1838. On February 11, 1880, parts of Westampton were annexed to create Eastampton Township.
Westampton and nearby Attractions
- Kuser Farm Mansion
- Alice Paul Birthplace
- Barclay Farmstead Museum
- Rancocas State Park
- New Jersey State Aquarium
- Franklin Institute Science Museum
Things To Do In Westampton
Westampton is home to the Rancocas State Park, which includes the Rankokus Indian Reservation and the Powhatan Indian Museum. The Barclay Farmstead Museum includes an early 19th century farmstead together along with gardens, trails and a farmhouse. The Alice Paul Birthplace and Pennsbury Manor are two of the historic sites located near Westampton. The Lebanon State Forest stretches across 32,000 acres of land and includes the Cedar Swamp Natural Area. Other popular local tourists spots include the New Jersey State Aquarium, the Philadelphia Zoo, Camden Children's Garden and the Sesame Place theme park.
Philadelphia International is the nearest major airport.
Westampton Higher Education
Burlington County College, Arcadia University and Philadelphia University are all accessible from Westampton.