A town with deep historic roots, Mount Holly is experiencing a renaissance. Founded nearly 100 years before the American Revolution, Mount Holly has maintained the charms of classic small-town America, giving it a personality and sense of community that is hard to find these days. It’s become a go-to destination for small businesses, with a thriving Main Street and a supportive network of business owners working together to improve the town. Thanks to recent development projects that are attracting residents, businesses and visitors, Mount Holly is successfully merging its past with a bright future.
The Burlington County Prison Museum, located in Mount Holly, is a National Historic Landmark.
Mount Holly Fire District No. 1 is the oldest continuously active volunteer fire company in the United States, dating back to 1752 when it was organized as Britannia Fire Company.
The Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences (formerly the Mount Holly Library) was chartered by His Majesty King George III of England in 1765. The original charter document still resides inside the lyceum’s collection, which includes some 13,000 books and hundreds of artifacts.
The Battle of Iron Works Hill took place in Mount Holly on Dec. 23, 1776 and was a crucial battle in the Revolutionary War as it distracted thousands of Hessian soldiers from Trenton, where George Washington would stage The Battle of Trenton on Christmas night.