With a population of nearly 80,000, Camden is Trenton's sister city, located just south of the capital along the Delaware River. Camden was once New Jersey's poorest city, but has turned things around to become a family-oriented destination, with a beautiful waterfront and a number of attractions in the area. Notable to Camden, is the world headquarters of the Campbell Soup Company, maker of America's famous kitchen staple.
Camden features Adventure Aquarium, once the NJ State Aquarium, with thousands of sea life species. The USS New Jersey, America's most decorated battleship, is now a floating museum on the Camden waterfront along the Delaware River.
The Walt Whitman House, where the famous poet spent his final days and played host to the likes of Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde, is located in Camden and is a national historic landmark. Pomona Hall Park is home to the Camden County Historical Society and the museum has numerous exhibits on local history and culture.
Camden is located on the western border of New Jersey in the southwestern part of the state, and is just across the river from Philadelphia. It is served by NJ Transit, and the NJ Turnpike runs just east of Camden. Route 130 runs north/south from Trenton to Camden.