Historical Walking Tour in Mount Holly

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Mt Holly, US
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Experience the rich history of downtown Mount Holly, NJ with this fun and informative guided walking tour. Discover the stories behind the historic Burlington County Prison, the first European settlers, the oldest schoolhouse in the USA, and more. Immerse yourself in the fascinating tales of the men who built the prison, the importance of beer in the colonies, and the oldest volunteer fire company in the United States. With a total duration of 60 minutes, this tour allows you to explore the nooks and crannies of local history while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. After the tour, you can also shop and dine in the historic buildings of the Mill Race Village. Don't miss the chance to be transported back in time on this captivating historical walking tour.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 1 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Learn the fascinating history of Mount Holly
  • Explore historic buildings and landmarks
  • Hear stories of the first European settlers
  • Discover the importance of beer in the colonies
  • Visit the oldest continuously operating fire company
  • History of mount holly

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Discover the fascinating history of downtown Mount Holly, NJ, with our Historical Walking Tour. Get ready for a fun, informative, and entertaining experience as you stroll through the nooks and crannies of local history. Led by knowledgeable guides, this tour will take you on a journey back in time, allowing you to immerse yourself in the rich stories and heritage of this charming town.

What to expect?

During this 60-minute tour, you can expect to visit various historical landmarks and hear captivating stories that bring the past to life. The itinerary is carefully curated to cover the most significant sites in Mount Holly, ensuring that you get a comprehensive understanding of its historical roots. From the Burlington County Prison Museum to the Oldest Schoolhouse in the USA, each stop along the route holds its own unique tale. It's an opportunity to not only learn but also be enchanted by the narratives that have shaped this community.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for history enthusiasts, curious travelers, and anyone who wants to delve deeper into the heritage of Mount Holly. Whether you're a local resident or visiting from afar, this experience welcomes all ages and backgrounds. Bring your family and friends, and embark on a memorable journey together. Step into the shoes of the early European settlers, teachers, students, and firefighters as you explore the historical landmarks that made Mount Holly what it is today.

Why book this?

With its blend of entertainment and education, our Historical Walking Tour stands out as the ideal way to discover the hidden stories of Mount Holly. Led by passionate guides, this experience goes beyond the surface-level facts, offering a deeper understanding of the town's evolution. You'll gain insights into the fascinating lives of prisoners, the struggles of early settlers, the role of beer in colonial times, and more. This tour is not just a walk through history but an immersive experience that will leave you with a newfound appreciation for Mount Holly's cultural heritage.

Good to know

When joining this tour, be prepared for a leisurely-paced walk, lasting approximately 60 minutes. Wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather conditions. The tour starts at the Burlington County Prison Museum and concludes in the charming commercial neighborhood called Mill Race Village, where you can find unique shops and dining opportunities. Immerse yourself in the past, embrace the rich atmosphere, and let the stories unfold through this captivating walking tour.


Previous participants of the Historical Walking Tour have praised the knowledgeable guides who brought the history of Mount Holly to life. Visitors loved how the tour covered a variety of historical sites, allowing them to gain a comprehensive understanding of the town's past. The engaging stories and personal anecdotes shared by the guides made the experience truly memorable. Many reviewers mentioned how the tour not only educated them but also instilled a sense of connection to Mount Holly's heritage. Whether you're a history buff or simply curious about the town's past, this tour promises to be a highlight of your visit.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Burlington County Prison Museum

At the Historic Burlington County Prison, guests will hear stories of the men who built the prison and the inmates who served jail sentences.

Admission Included

Friends Meeting House

At the Friends Meeting House, guests will hear stories of the first European settlers of Mount Holly who established themselves as landholders in the 1680s.

Admission Included

Oldest School House in USA

At the Oldest Schoolhouse in the USA, guests will hear stories of what it was like to be a teacher and a student in the time before public education was established.

Admission Included

Village Idiot Brewing Company

At the Village Idiot Brewing, guests will hear stories of the importance of beer in the colonies and the process of how beer is brewed.

Admission Included

Mt. Holly Fire Station 34

At the Britannia Fire Company, guests will hear stories about the oldest continuously operating volunteer fire company in the United States.

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Mill Race Village Shops

At the Mill Race Village, guests will be invited to shop and dine in the historic buildings that end our tour route.

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I live in mount holly and enjoyed learning more about the rich history of the town. Mark is a prepared and knowledgeable guide, his tour is definitely worth taking !

Christine P

Four of us signed up for the 6pm tour and we ended up getting a private tour. Mark kept us interested with his tales and information. It is obvious he is passionate about the history of the area. We chose the haunted version-well done!


Fantastic tour! Very informative with great haunted twists. Our guide definitely knew his stuff and made it fun! I’ve lived in Burlington County my whole life and didn’t realize how interesting Mt. Holly history is. It’s also a cool little town with great shops and restaurants, I’ll definitely be back :)


This tour was great and our guide was very informative. We love learning about history and all the ghost stories that go with that. Definitely recommend!


Our tour guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable about recreating Mount Holly's past. This is a great tour for the entire family.


The imagination runs wild as our tour guide weaves the pieces of Mount Holly's incredible past. Mark captures the attention of his followers with wit and wisdom. No stone is unturned in the streets of this charming town.
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