Bordentown is a town a few miles south of Trenton and is near the Delaware River, a fairly wide river that flows south along the New Jersey-Pennsylvania border to the Atlantic Ocean. It is at Bordentown where Crosswicks Creek meets with the Delaware River, and the I-295 crosses the mouth of the Crosswicks Creek.
The town is largely on a grid layout, although the grid is not aligned with north, south, east, and west.
The main road to town is the I-295, a side-route of the I-95, which goes along the western side of the town. Two U.S. Routes go past the southern and eastern portions of Bordentown, and one of these, the US-130, intersects with the I-295.
A train line runs along the northwestern side of Bordentown, and there is a train station for Bordentown.
- 1 Bordentown railway station, 100 West Park St.
Farnsworth Avenue crosses the town in an almost north-south direction. In the south, it intersects with US-130, and it continues north to the Crosswicks Creek. Much of Farnsworth Avenue is part of Bordentown downtown. Crosswicks Road enters the town from the eastern side and goes to Farnsworth Avenue. The western end of Crosswicks Road is part of the downtown.
To get from the hotels to the gas stations and supermarkets, the US-130 is a decent connector.
There are several bus stations scattered around Bordentown. Most of these are on Burlington Street (southern Bordentown) and Park Street (northern Bordentown).
The area still has a strong Revolutionary War influence, and statues (particularly of patriots) are a common sight. There are also many beautiful, somewhat historic buildings in the downtown, like the old city hall.
- 1 Bordentown Riverbank, Park Street (On the northwestern side of Bordentown).
- 2 City Hall Historic Building, 11 Crosswicks Street (On the eastern side of the downtown area).
- 3 John Bull Monument, 130 Farnsworth Avenue (Next to the Old Town Pub).
- 4 Thomas Paine Monument, 4 Prince Street. Thomas Paine was the author of "Common Sense", an important pamphlet in the lead-up to the Revolutionary War.
- 1 Crystal Lake Park, 2401 Axe Factory Road (About one mile southwest of Bordentown). This park is approximately a half-mile wide and a half-mile long and has some small wooded areas.
There are some chain stores and supermarkets along the US-130 (the southeastern side of town).
- 1 [dead link] HOB Tavern (The Hob), 146 2nd St. (From Farnsworth Ave headed North, turn right onto E. Church St. Bar is on left corner of Church & 2nd.), ☏ . Su-Th 11AM-midnight, F noon-2AM, Sa noon - 2AM. Great little neighborhood bar. Locals hangout. Great drink specials nightly. Karaoke on Sat. nights, free jukebox on Fridays, $1 hot dogs during Phillies games.
- Trenton is the capital of the state of New Jersey and is only a few miles' drive north from Bordentown.
- Levittown is an interesting piece of history. It is a master-planned city that was built during the mid-1900s.
- A little farther away is the city of Philadelphia, which also has a strong Revolutionary War influence. This city is one of the largest in the United States, and has been since the 1700s.
|Routes through Bordentown|
|New York City ← Robbinsville ←||N S||→ Bristol → Philadelphia|
|Becomes South ← Trenton ←||N S||→ Newport|
|New York City ← Robbinsville ←||N S||→ Cherry Hill → New Castle|
|Bridgewater ← Trenton ←||N S||→ Hammonton → END|
|Camden ←||SW NE||→ Trenton → END|