In May, the museum was closed for renovations. The Museum is about to reopen, and we can’t wait to see you again!
The Burlington County Commissioners outdid themselves on this project – wait until you see how great the old gal looks now! The PMA will celebrate the renovations with an Open House on Saturday, December 9. The Museum will be open for free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will be on hand to show visitors the new renovations and answer questions about the Jail’s history. Visitors can do some Christmas shopping in our nifty little gift shop and chat with members of New Jersey Paranormal, who will be on site for a meet and greet between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Shannon, the palm reader who wowed the crowd two years ago, will also be back. She will read the palms of the first 15 people who reserve, at a charge of $15. Reservations will be taken at noon and are expected to sell out immediately. Personal tours will not be given, but those who wish to take the audio tour may do so for $3. The audio tour is now available in Spanish; more about that later.
The photo shows the impressive new cedar shake roof and the newly pointed outside walls. Notice also the new patio, which extends to the back gate, making it easier for people in wheelchairs and walkers to get from the parking lot to the elevator. Whitewash has been applied to the lower part of the building, as it was in the 1800s and into the 1900s. For more information about the renovation project, see our latest newsletter, which you can find on our website – www.prisonmuseum.net.