Tourism Council

Tourism Council


Public Affairs Department
John Alexander, Chairperson



City Hall Municipal Offices
525 High Street
Burlington NJ 08016

M-F 9am-5pm

MAP: City Hall Location
TEL: 609-386-0200 ext. 115
FAX: 609-386-0214

Third Wednesday of Month, 3:30pm


Board of Health & Vital Statistics
Tourism Council
Celebrations & Public Events
Boat Ramp


City Hall location, High Street


Calendar of Events  (see Homepage Quick Links)

Self-guided Walking Tour brochure of 44 historical sites in an approximate half-mile district. To request yours, call 609-386-0200 x114 or e-mail your request to:

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 Anniversary and other events
  • Planning Marketing of City Resources, especially historical assets
  • Oversight, Creation and Production of Marketing Materials
  • Distribution of Tourism Marketing Materials
  • Coordination with Celebrations and Public Events
  • Cooperative development of guided tours

The Tourism Council creates 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 x114 or e-mail your request


Tour Planning – FREE assistance to Travel Agents, Meeting or Event Planners, Organization Social and Activity Directors to design custom tour and dining/shopping packages to present to your group, organization, association, club, or company.

Travelers and travel pros can request these, plus review attractions, dining, shopping and directions by calling 609-386-0200 x114 or e-mail your request

In order to accomplish our objectives of promoting awareness of Burlington's rich history and attract visitors to our historic district, 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

Main Street Burlington

The Library Company of Burlington


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