America's 250th

Benjamin Cooper House

The Benjamin Cooper House is now the American Revolution Museum of Southern New Jersey. 

Benjamin Cooper House

This national treasure is listed by the New Jersey Preservation Alliance as one of the most important endangered buildings in the state. Built in 1734 by the grandson of William Cooper, the founder of what is now Camden and friend of William Penn, the Benjamin Cooper House was controlled and used by the British on occasion in 1777-78 to launch an attack on Fort Mercer, protect their foraging operations, and support their evacuation of Philadelphia.

Interactive Revolutionary War Audio Tours

Learn more about the Revolutionary War with these interactive audio tours of the Battle of Gloucester, Skirmish at Coopers Ferry, and British Evacuation of Philadelphia! You can take the tours remotely by clicking on the white arrow in the green circle above and then clicking on the story sites on the map. Or enjoy the tour on-site by downloading the TravelStorys app for free. The audio, text, and images will launch automatically as you approach each story site.

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South Jersey Culture App

Download the South Jersey Culture App for Your Apple or Android smartphone.

Camden County's American Revolutionary War History

Learn More about the history of the American Revolutionary War in Camden County through this booklet called “Living in a War Zone: Camden County, New Jersey 1777-1778.”

CCHS will be closed on Sunday, June 9 & Sunday, June 16. The museum will be open for tours on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, June 12, 13 & 14 from 1pm-5pm, but the library will be closed. We will reopen regular hours on Wednesday, June 19.

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