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Princeton Tour Company

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Address: 116 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
Phone Number: +1 855-743-1415
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Description: On Saturdays, we offer the Shameless Name Dropping Guided Walking Tour to...
On Saturdays, we offer the Shameless Name Dropping Guided Walking Tour to the general public in the spring and fall. In October, we offer ghost tours and ghost hunts where guests use real ghost hunting equipment to prove Princeton is haunted. During wintertime holidays, we offer trolley tours of Princeton. Corporate teams and private groups can enjoy our custom tours, bus tours, scavenger hunts and convention speakers year round. Our tours are rated the #1 Activity on TripAdvisor, New York Times and Small Meetings Magazine. We're rated the #1 northeastern tour company by AAA Magazine. Our professional tour guides use IPads to help connect the historical dots while combining facts and just enough folklore to make everyone feel like a bonafide local! Princeton was the nation's first capitol? The last train robbery occurred in Princeton? Einstein's brain was stolen? Indiana Jones grew up in Princeton and dated the real Nancy Drew? All true and that's not the good stuff! Our tours take you to all the essential sites on Princeton University campus as well as the neighborhoods of Albert Einstein, TS Eliot, F Scott Fitzgerald, Woodrow Wilson, Grover Cleveland, Robert Oppenheimer, Brooke Shields, Toni Morrison and MORE!
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The hidden history of Princeton

I've strolled down Nassua and through the Princeton campus on several previous visits, appreciating the great old neogothic stonework but this tour revealed some of the quirky... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Kensington, California
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Kensington, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I've strolled down Nassua and through the Princeton campus on several previous visits, appreciating the great old neogothic stonework but this tour revealed some of the quirky, hidden histories behind those venerable facades. Our tour guide Jacqui Alexander was very energetic and knowledgable and she clearly had a genuine love for Princeton. I quite enjoyed the narrative she wove through... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide, Jacqui Alexander, was perhaps the most knowledgable tour guide I've ever had. As a history buff (and the owner of a history degree) I found her back and forth banter with me to be most impressive. It was very clear that this wasn't just a pre-canned script some college kid read to a group. This is an... More 

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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Our entire group absolutely loved this tour and we all were crazy about Mimi. She knows her Princeton facts plus a lot of local fun tidbits. What we covered was perfect; lots of interesting stops. In particular, the walk through downtown neighborhoods was something we would never have experienced on our own. If you visit Princeton, don't miss this tour!

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Ontario, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Princeton has a rich and fascinating history. Mimi exudes enthusiasm for this quaint college town and shares its story with a flare that enthralls the tourist and illuminates all sorts of stories and personalities. You never know who you may see on campus. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the tour and recommend her to everyone visiting the Princeton area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

One-half of the tour is on the Princeton U campus. I learned so much. Next half is in the town...I learned even more. You cover about 3 miles. If you book tour you get discounts in town, Guide uses a mike and you have individual receiver. Tours book quickly for saturday so book early.

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Marmora, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Extremely knowledgeable guide. Mimi knew many insider stories about the owners or previous owners of some of the elegant homes we strolled by. She combined her detailed knowledge of the history of the town and university with humorous commentary to keep us thoroughly entertained.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I live in Princeton, but our group of 30 was visiting the Princeton area from all over the world for a reunion. My goal was to find a real Princeton experience for my colleagues. In an hour and a half, tour leader Mimi provided the most interesting, fact (and tradition) filled tour any of us could imagine. Even after 40... More 

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Had the opportunity to have a tour with a group to which I belong. It was led by Mimi, who is quite a character, and I mean that only in the most positive of ways!!! She made the tour of the Princeton Campus interesting and funny. We were lucky enough afterwards to have her join us, on the bus that... More 

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kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We had a small group doing the private tour. Jacqui Alexander knew the ins & outs of the area & had great insights into Princeton. You can tell she was born & raised in Princeton & loves the town. She's young enough to connect well and keep it fun for the younger kids in our group, but knowledgeable enough to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Amazing!!! Mimi is THE BEST. A+ guide. Our tour was informative and fun. I highly recommend for visitors and locals. It was so much fun!!! :)

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Address: Address: 116 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
Phone Number: +1 855-743-1415
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton

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