Ten minutes by car from the Ben Franklin and Walt Whitman Bridges and 15 minutes by train from Center City along the PATCO Speedline, the town of Haddonfield, New Jersey, is at once well-connected to the greater Philadelphia area and well-contained as a small town in its own right. Free and Friendly Tours will be leading “A Walking Tour of the Shops and Stories of Haddonfield” as part of the town’s First Friday celebrations.
The town traces its history back to the early 1700s, when Elizabeth Haddon, a 21-year-old Quaker, came to settle her father’s lands in the New World. Since then it has been the site of Revolutionary War skirmishes, a meeting place for the revolutionary-era New Jersey legislature, and the site of the first dinosaur skeleton ever unearthed that had enough bones in tact that scientists had a good idea what it looked like.
Today, the town is home to a vibrant downtown shopping and restaurant district that hosts a monthly First Friday celebration of local arts, shops, and culture. Free and Friendly Tours is delighted to be part of this event.
Check out what the Haddonfield Sun had to say about our Tour in this article!
Date: October 5th
Start Time: 7 pm
Start Place: Haddonfield Information Center @ Kings Court
End Time: 8 pm
Cost: Free of charge! (tips accepted and appreciated)