Historic Burlington County Prison Museum

Historic Burlington County Prison Museum (HMNOD)

Location: Mt Holly, NJ 08060 Burlington County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 59.793', W 74° 47.351'

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1811-1865

The Burlington County Prison Museum is a National Historical Landmark located here in the heart of historic Mount Holly, New Jersey.

Designed by Robert Mills, one of America's first native-born and trained architects, the Burlington County Prison was completed in 1811.

As one of Mills' first independent architectural designs, the interior vaulted ceilings of poured concrete and the structure's brick and stone construction made the building virtually fireproof. Not only was the structure well suited for its purpose and virtually maintenance free, it also incorporated the philosophies of penal reform that were advocated during the period.

In short, this structure was a fine example of innovative interior planning, fireproofing, heating, and ventilation systems. It also increased awareness of the growing notion of the social responsibility to rehabilitate criminals. In fact, it was so well constructed that it remained in constant use until 1965.

The outside of the prison, including the massive front door with its large hinges and lock, has changed very little since the building was built.
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HM NumberHMNOD
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
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Placed ByBurlington County Prison Museum
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 1:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 517996 N 4427395
Decimal Degrees39.99655000, -74.78918333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 59.793', W 74° 47.351'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 59' 47.58" N, 74° 47' 21.06" W
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Area Code(s)609, 856
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 150-228 County Rd 691, Mt Holly NJ 08060, US
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