Brick by Brick: building the company town of Roebling, NJ

Sat, September 12, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

A walking tour on the hidden history of Roebling’s bricks, where they were made, and what the different brick patterns mean.

About this Event

Even though they are everywhere in Roebling, you probably haven’t thought too much about the bricks that were used to build the houses, sidewalks, and buildings throughout the village.
With the help of community historian Pierre Lacombe, Roebling Museum is offering a guided walking tour to share the hidden history of these bricks and the local brick-making industry centered in Burlington County, NJ. You’ll never look at bricks and the different brick patterns used around town the same way again!


  • To minimize contact and practice social distancing, tickets must be purchased in advance.
    For the safety of all, our tour guides and guests are required to wear masks.
  • Tour guides will be using microphones to make it easier to hear while accommodating 6 ft social distancing guidelines.
  • All museum buildings, indoor exhibitions, and restroom facilities will remain closed.
  • Ample parking is available in the Museum lot off Hornberger Avenue, adjacent to the Roebling River Line parking area. Visitors are encouraged not to park on 2nd Avenue, on the residential side of the building.
  • Meet in the Millyard to check in for the tour.

Roebling Museum
100 2nd Avenue
Florence Township, NJ 08554

Here is information on the Roebling Museum. The  buildings are closed but directions are available on this page. Click on the map to get a Google map.

The walking tour is free. Here is the link to register for the event .