Prison Museum

The Prison Museum will be closed for renovations through 2023. We anticipate reopening on January 11, 2024. Please check back for further updates

Questions can be directed to the Lyceum at 609-845-3513.


The Burlington County Prison Museum is a National Historic Landmark located in historic Mount Holly. Designed by Robert Mills, one of America 's first native-born and trained architects, the Burlington County Prison was completed in 1811. One of Robert Mills' first designs as an independent architect, the interior vaulted ceilings of poured concrete and brick and stone construction made the building virtually fireproof. In fact, it was so well constructed that it remained in constant use until 1965.


Volunteer positions are available.

Rental Opportunities

The Burlington County Prison Museum courtyard is available for private use. View the fee schedule for more information.

For information on paranormal investigations, please check out the fee schedule above.


NEW! Audio Tour

prison audio


  • ADA Accessible
  • Historical Exhibitions
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