Deck the Walls!
Searching for that perfect addition to your home? Why not complement that great distressed table with a great piece of art?

Home Fine Art Gallery has a wide selection of paintings and photographs to dress up any decor. Monthly openings will introduce you to the artists and their new artwork.

 
Home Fine Art Gallery
2 Church St
Mt Holly, NJ 08060
(609) 261-8634

 



Antique Shoppes

Center Stage Antiques
41 King Street
(609) 261-0602

Mount Holly's history predates the American Revolution. The first owners after the Native Americans were John Cripps, his son Nathaniel, and Edward Gaskill. They owned most of Mount Holly which they called Bridetown. Many other notable Americans had their roots in Mount Holly. Justus C. Strawbridge worked in Mount Holly before leaving & forming a partnership with Isaac H. Clothier (grandson of Caleb & Elizabeth Clothier of Mount Holly) - the former Strawbridge & Clothier.

Welcome to our audio Walking Tour!
Created in 2001 as a Historic Landmark walking tour, these audio (mp3) tracks offer great information about Mt Holly's roots. Click on the "play" button of each track to hear more about each historic site.

Fountain Square

Original 1878, replica 1988. The Greek goddess of Youth-Hebe, reigned over Fountain Square from 1878 to 1920. Led by the Mount Holly Historical Society, a replica of the cupbearer to the gods was replaced on her original sight on October 15, 1988. Mount Holly's Fountain was first placed at this intersection in 1878. It has been said, the original fountain first stood on the grounds of the Centennial exhibition in Philadelphia. The original fountain was not only lovely, but was a blessing to the horses in hot weather.

First Union Bank - 21 Mill St

1815. Organized on July 9, 1814, as the Farmers Bank of New Jersey. This was the first bank in Mount Holly and one of the first in southern New Jersey. The Federal style building was erected in 1815 with two later additions.

Historic Old Schoolhouse (Brainerd Schoolhouse) - 35 Brainerd St

1759. This is the oldest school in New Jersey standing on its original site. Founded by 21 men in 1759, it was used as a school until 1848. Some of its furnishings include a schoolmaster's desk, student desks, slates and a 1752 Bible. In 1951 the Colonial Dames restored and furnished this building.

Friends Meeting House - High and Garden Sts

1775. The Meeting House was established for the early New Jersey settlers, most of whom were Quakers. The first building was built in 1716, but no longer exists. The present building was used by the British as a commissary in 1778, and was the setting for 1779 meetings of the State Legislature.

St Andrew's Episcopal Church - 121 High St

1844. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, chartered 1765. This church was established in 1742, and received its Royal Charter from King George III in 1765 while Benjamin Franklin's son, William, was Governor of New Jersey. The present structure was erected on High Street in 1844.

Mount Holly Library - 307 High St

1830. This fine example of Georgian Style house is the fifth oldest library in New Jersey and was chartered by King George III of England in 1765 as the Bridgetown Library. Among the library's incorporators were William Claypole (father of Betsy Ross' third husband) and Howell Davis (a notorious pirate from the West Indies).

Sacred Heart Rectory (The Dunn Estate)

1832. After Nathan Dunn was disowned by the Quaker Meeting in 1816, he moved to China for 13 years. When he returned the "Chinese Cottage" was built at the front of his 23 acre estate. The cottage is now used as a Rectory for Sacred Heart Church.

Trio of Townhouses

The tree striking townhouses bear a combination of Greek Revival and Federal style features. They were built by a group of brothers and sisters on land willed to them by their mother in 1830. Originally all three buildings were just two rooms deep and four stories high. Number 242 was once used as a college prepatory school for ladies.

Historic Prison Museum - 128 High St

1810. This was once the oldest prison in continuous use in the United States. Designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument. Mills suggested that all prisoners be taught to read and write, and a New Testament be placed in each cell. This prison narrowly escaped plans for demolition in 1954.

Historic Court House - 120 High St

1796. This fine example of Colonial architecture was designed by Samuel Lewis, architect for Congress Hall in Philadelphia. Originally, the Burlington County Court House was located in Burlington City, but became dilapidated beyond repair. A vote was taken in 1795 and Mount Holly was chosen as the new site of the County Court House. The Bell, cast in England in 1755, announced the opening of court sessions, and is said to have rung to signal the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This Court House is still in use today.

Shinn-Curtis Log House - Park Dr

1712. The early settler's log house of hand-hewn logs was entirely cased in a house on Water Street (now Rancocas Rood) and was uncovered in 1967 when the surrounding house was demolished. It was in the possession of the Curtis family for 147 years, since 1802, and is now owned by the Mount Holly Historical Society. Burlington County Historic Prison, 1810 Robert Mills, famed architect of the Washington Monument, designed this building. It was the first fireproof building in the United States and the oldest prison in continuous use for 155 years (until 1965).

Michael Earnest House - 14 White St

1775. This house has been altered very little. Only the porch has been added to the original structure. Early records show that Michael Earnest was a husbandman and that they was a slaughterhouse near the Mill Race.

Joshua Humphries House - 5 Church St

1747. This house is better known for its most famous early owner, High Sheriff Joseph Mullen, who acquired the property in 1765. The architecture is patterned after an English cottage.

Thomas Budd House - 20 White St

1744. The Budd House is the earliest known residence on its original site in Mount Holly. Thomas Budd was a plantation owner and is one of the incorporates of the Mount Holly Library. His son and grandson, Dr. Stacey Budd, both lived in the home. Dr. Budd added a third floor to the structure, but it was removed in 1927. When Thomas Budd was about to lay the first corner stone he called his son Stacey, showed him the stone and knocked him down in order that he might remember it.

Relief Fire Engine Company No 1 (Britannia Fire Company) - Pine St

1789. This is the oldest continuously used active volunteer fire company in the United States. It was organized in 1752 as Britannia Fire Company. The original firehouse sits next to the present firehouse building which dates back to 1892.