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Mount Holly Boasts Historic Prison

By Linda Tancs

Burlington County Prison Museum, located in historic Mount Holly, New Jersey, is a National Historic Landmark.  Until its closing in 1965, it operated continuously for 154 years, rendering it the oldest continuously used prison in the United States.  It might be better known for its hauntings, though.  After all, public hangings for capital crimes took place in the prison yard.  Now a museum, the facility is open from Thursday to Sunday.

 

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