The Heights Heritage League is sponsoring two architectural walking tours of Haddon Heights to celebrate Camden County History month!
The first walking tour will be on Sunday, October 9th, beginning at 2pm at the canons at Station and North Park Avenues. Local historian Rose Fitzgerald will conduct the tour past Haddon Heights’ four pre-Revolutionary War houses and the archeological site of the Glover Mill. The first stop is the exterior of the Hinchman House, the oldest continuously occupied house in Camden County, built in 1699. The walkers will then visit the site of the Glover Fulling Mill at the end of Fulling Mill Lane. The fulling mill was the first industry in the area – colonists brought their woven fabric to the mill to be washed, processed, dyed and stretched so that it would be ready for use. Participants will also walk by three other houses that remain from the early days of Haddon Heights – the Colonel Joseph Ellis House on Sycamore Street, the John D. Glover House on Sylvan Avenue, and the Chalkley Glover House on New Jersey Avenue. The mill site and all four Revolutionary War houses are listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places.
The second walking tour will be on Saturday, October 29th, beginning at 2pm next to the CVS parking lot on the White Horse Pike and Kings Highway. Local historic architect Margaret Westfield will narrate a .8 mile tour of the evolving architectural styles of the White Horse Pike over a 25-year period, ending at Haddon Street where refreshments will be served. All of the buildings are part of the White Horse Pike National Register Historic District.
Both tours are free and open to all. Registration is not required — just show up and join us!