Friday, August 1, 1997

James Fenimore Cooper House

Located at 457 High Street, this house was built about 1780. In 1789, it became the birthplace of James Fenimore Cooper, novelist of the American wilderness.

In 1923, the house was acquired by the Burlington County Historical Society, which also owns the adjacent Bard-How House and James Lawrence House. It has now been restored and contains four museum rooms displaying Cooper artifacts, implements and furnishings, along with objects from the estate of Joseph Bonaparte, Napoleon's brother who settled not far from Burlington after the battle of Waterloo.

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