-- New Jersey Day Trips - Camden
- Day Trips -
-- Liberty Park -- Princeton -- Lambertville
-- Morristown -- Pinelands -- Camden -- Wildwoods
-- Cape May -- Asbury Park -- Ocean Grove -- Trenton
One of New Jersey's poorest and highest-crime cities, Camden nonetheless offers a worthwhile day trip, particularly focused on the Battleship New Jersey; the Adventure Aquarium; and the Walt Whitman House.
Established as a fur trading post in 1626 when the Dutch and Swedes competed for control of trade on the Delaware River, the area later came under British rule, with Quaker settlers, along with those across the Delaware in Pennsylvania, making up the dominant community. The City's location, along whad become the major crossroads connecting New York City and Philadelphia, also aided its rapid growth in the 19th century as railroads linked the Northeast and the West. Camden emerged as a major industrial and business center, with manufacturers and dealers of wooden shingles, pork sausages, candles, carriages, leather, and iton. One early metals plant was founded in the City shortly before the Civil War by Joseph Wharton, the Philadelphia entrepreneur later the namesake of the University of Pennsylvania's business school, and a factory to make steel writing pens was established by Richard Esterbrook. generally showed growth as well. but most of its former corporate sites, such as that of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), were closed. The Campbell Soup Company, founded in 1869 as the Joseph A Campbell Preserve Company to make canned tomatoes and vegetables, jellies, soups, condiments and minced meats, once made soups and other products in the city, but now maintains only its corporate headquarters, one of the only remaining signs of old firms.
* History of Camden, City of Camden
* History of Campbell Soup Company,
* Visiting Camden, City of Camden
* Where to Eat in Camden NJ, 1/27/2017, Eater.com
* Best Restaurants in Camden NJ, Yelp.com