Completed in 1888, this house served as the warden’s living quarters after the prison became too full. It is now an art gallery that houses everything from fine and historic art to emerging and well-known artists alike.
Hugh H. Campbell Collection
Emerging Artist Exhibits
Seasonal Exhibit: Hugh Campbell
(1905 - 1997)
Exhibit is ongoing and can be viewed upstairs of the Warden's House Gallery.
Self-taught impressionistic landscape artist
His paintings and drawings chronicle the history of Mount Holly during the mid-20th century.
Prolific painter. Burlington County owns over 400 of his paintings. Many others are privately owned.
Author of the book entitled, “Knock Vigorously To Be Heard”
Lived most of his life in a shack on Kate’s Tract in Mount Holly
There are many long-time Mount Holly residents who remember Hugh Campbell walking through the streets of town with his art supplies in-tow, so he would always be ready when he felt inspired to paint.
Meditation and yoga played an integral role in Hugh Campbell’s daily lifestyle.
Preview the Hugh Campbell Exhibit
History of the Warden's House
Originally the warden’s living quarters were within the prison walls, but by the late 1800s the prison population had grown to a point where it was necessary to provide separate housing for the warden and his family.
The warden’s house was completed in 1888.
The warden had immediate access to the prison via a walkway (or bridge) between the two buildings on the second floor. The walkway can be seen during a Prison Museum tour.
Restoration of the Warden’s House was completed in 2011 and is now the permanent home of the Hugh Campbell Collection.