DescriptionSharing the name of a nearby hill, Mount Holly was first settled by Quakers in 1676 and served as the capital of the state for 2 months in 1779. John Woolman, a Quaker abolitionist known for his 1774 journal, taught at the Old School House at 35 Brainerd St. Other historic buildings include the 18th- and 19th-century county buildings on High Street between Garden and Union streets.
Smithville Mansion, 2 miles east at 803 Smithville Rd. in nearby Eastampton's Smithville County Park, was the Greek Revival home of Hezekiah B. Smith, former owner of a local foundry and operator of the factory that produced the first “American Star” bicycles; one example of which can be seen within the home. Guided tours are available May through October; phone (609) 261-3295. Also within the restored mansion are period furnishings, including President James K. Polk's bed, and an art gallery. Christmas and candlelight tours are offered in December.
Things to SeeHistoric Burlington County Prison Museum