Burlington County Prison

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Burlington County Prison
Burlington County Prison, 128 High Street, Mount Holly (Burlington County, New Jersey).jpg
Burlington County Prison
Burlington County Prison is located in Burlington County, New Jersey
Burlington County Prison
Location 128 High Street, Mount Holly Township, New Jersey
Coordinates 39°59′47.4″N 74°47′23.03″W / 39.996500°N 74.7897306°W / 39.996500; -74.7897306Coordinates: 39°59′47.4″N 74°47′23.03″W / 39.996500°N 74.7897306°W / 39.996500; -74.7897306
Area less than one acre
Built 1810
Architect Robert Mills
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 86003558[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 24, 1986[1]
Designated NHL June 24, 1986[2]

The Burlington County Prison operated from 1811 through 1965 in Mount holly Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. It was designed with prisoner rehabilitation in mind. The motto over the door, "Justice Which, While it Punishes, Would Endeavor to Reform the Offender", was chosen by Robert Mills.[3] The Burlington County Prison operated from 1811 through 1965. When it closed in 1965, it was the oldest operating prison in the United States.[4] It is reportedly haunted by a tall male in a uniform in the basement, and the third floor is claimed to have a flurry of paranormal activity.[5] It is currently a museum.

The Prison Museum Association (PMA) is a non-profit organization that supports the Burlington County Prison Museum through fundraising, volunteering, giving tours, and promoting this National Historic Landmark.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Burlington County Prison". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2008-06-23. 
  3. ^ Mount Holly Township Info
  4. ^ "Burlington County Prison". waymarking.com. Retrieved 2011-06-20. 
  5. ^ "Two to Tango". Ghost Hunters. Season 4. Episode 2. 2008/04/12.

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