Tourism Council


Public Affairs Department
John Alexander, Chairperson



City Hall Municipal Offices
525 High Street
Burlington NJ 08016

M-F 9am-5pm

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TEL: 609-386-0200 ext. 115
FAX: 609-386-0214


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City Hall location, High Street


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Colorful Post Cards of City of Burlington Historic Landmarks

Years in Service: Since 1978

The Chairperson of the Tourism Council presides over this advisory board with representation from each of the City's august historical groups. This Council, under the supervision of the Department of Public Affairs, Council, Mayor and Administrator, coordinates all appropriate functions respecting the advancement of City travel and tourism, including

  • Celebration of the City’s 325th Anniversary of settlement
  • Planning Marketing of City Resources, especially historical assets
  • Oversight, Creation and Production of Marketing Materials
  • Administration, Tourism Promotional Website
  • Distribution of Tourism Marketing Materials
  • Coordination with Celebrations and Public Events
  • Cooperative development of guided tours

A busy 325th Anniversary year has seen the creation of printed marketing materials promoting the City’s rich historical heritage. Intended for traveling families with children, and seniors, these materials take the form of:


Tour Guide & Map– FREE Map of Historic District; Historical Notes on Over 40 Sites; Attractions; Calendar of Year-round Events; Amenities appealing to Families with Children, Seniors and History Buffs.

To request yours, call 609-386-0200 or E-mail your request


Tour Planner– FREE color photo-packed 16 pp. Tour Planner with 57 Color Photos, Maps, Directions, plus Calendar of Year-Round Events, Shopping, Dining, Attractions Here and Near, Accommodations and more. Meant to familiarize Travel Agents, Meeting or Event Planners, Social and Activity Directors with the attraction. Present to your group, organization, association, club or company.

Travelers and travel pros can request these, plus review attractions, dining, shopping and directions at the Tour Burlington website ( )

Celebrations of the 325th Anniversary included the October 10, 2002 Commemorative U.S. Postal Service Cancellation Stamp Event held at City Hall, with birthday cake. City Historic District Post Cards made lasting mementos, especially when cancelled with this stamp. Our thanks to the City of Burlington Post Office and Postmaster for their assistance in accomplishing this landmark event. Post Cards portraying historic landmarks may be purchased from participating Greater Burlington Chamber of Commerce businesses in the City or Township.

In 2003, the Burlington County Economic Development Department's Tourism Office, in concert with the Burlington County Chamber of Commerce, distributed 150,000 county Calendars of Events, listing some of our fair City’s year-round celebrations. Every household across the County has been exposed to the full-color ad placed there, depicting some highlights of our historic district. The City of Burlington has been honored by additional photo coverage in Verizon’s telephone directory, and Celebrate South Jersey Magazine. The NJ State Welcome Center’s interactive exhibition, Just in Jersey, will feature photos of historic Burlington well into the year 2011.

In order to accomplish our objectives, The Tourism Council works closely with other City departments, organizations and associations, especially the Department of Public Affairs.

The Tourism Council consists of representatives of:

The Mayor’s Office, Barry Conaway

City of Burlington Common Council

Burlington County Historical Society

City of Burlington Historical Society

Colonial Burlington Foundation

Greater Burlington Chamber of Commerce

City of Burlington Historic Preservation Commission

Historic Yorkshire Alliance

Oliver Cromwell Society



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