Things to do in Camden, NJ

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Camden Attractions

It's hardly surprising that so many people head to Camden each year. This captivating city is brimming with wonderful things to do. Whether you're fond of visiting local attractions or trying out more exhilarating experiences, you'll never have a boring moment here.

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1. Adventure Aquarium

Adventure Aquarium is a showcase of the fascinating marine life that inhabits the world’s many waterbodies. Enjoy an aquatic journey from Africa to the Amazon and Caribbean. Experience face-to-face encounters with friendly animals and deadly predators. Adventure Aquarium exhibits over 8,500 different creatures housed in four themed zones.
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Discover the secrets of the world’s oceans and rivers while getting close to thousands of aquatic creatures at this riverside aquarium.

2. Battleship New Jersey

Battleship New Jersey is a former warship and a naval history museum. Join knowledgeable guides and former sailors to learn about the role of Battleship New Jersey in some of the most significant battles fought by the United States armed forces. Climb down companionway ladders to explore the captain’s quarters, mess halls, sleeping cabins and weapon rooms.
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Take an in-depth journey through American naval history on a guided tour of this celebrated battleship, now decommissioned and providing naval history education.

3. Camden Children's Garden

Get creative at Camden Children’s Garden. This 4-acre (1.6-hectare) garden is an amusement and educational park geared toward children but offering activities for all ages. The mission of Camden Children’s Garden is to educate and inspire its visitors about the natural world via the science of horticulture. In association with the Camden City Garden Club, the garden is a regular exhibitor at the Philadelphia Flower Show.
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Explore the natural world while enjoying the educational, entertainment and horticultural activities of this interactive garden with fun for all ages.

4. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is the spiritual heart of Camden. Visit the church to experience a sense of harmony and community togetherness, which is most evident at weekend Mass services. The cathedral is the headquarters of the Diocese of Camden. It has been welcoming worshippers for over 150 years and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.
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Designed in the Gothic Revival-style, this 19th-century religious landmark is one of the most notable architectural highlights of Downtown Camden.

5. Walt Whitman House

Walt Whitman House attracts literature fans from around the world to experience the life of one of the most important poets of the 1800s. See examples of original artifacts and personal items displayed in the well-preserved rooms of Walt Whitman’s former home. Admire what is widely considered to be the earliest photo of the poet. Visits to Walt Whitman House are by guided tour only, led by docents from the Walt Whitman Association.
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This 19th-century house presents an insight into the fascinating life and revered works of the decorated American poet Walt Whitman.

What to do in Camden

Free Things to Do in Camden

There's no need to dig deep into your pockets in Camden. The following won't even cost a penny.

Walt Whitman House - Soak up some of the interesting history of the area through this attraction.

Lake Diane - Just being near the water will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed.

St. Joseph Polish Catholic Church - Do some soul searching or just take in the peaceful ambiance at this holy place.

Things to Do in Camden with Kids

Camden is a superb destination for a family break. Bring the little ones along and try these popular family friendly experiences together:


 

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