James Fenimore Cooper House

James Fenimore Cooper House

Built in 1780, the James Fenimore Cooper House saw the birth of the celebrated American author in 1789. Today, it 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. The house is part of a larger complex of historic homes operated by the Burlington County Historical Society.