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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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Take the tour simply to see Mimi!

I've taken a few of Mimi's tours, and the main reason I come back is just to see her! Her charm, wit, and highly researched information will keep you wanting more but it's that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Janelle W
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Ringoes, New Jersey
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Ringoes, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I've taken a few of Mimi's tours, and the main reason I come back is just to see her! Her charm, wit, and highly researched information will keep you wanting more but it's that lovely southern accent will really draw you in every time. Even after living in and around Princeton for the last 20 years, I always learn something... More 

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East Windsor, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I thought I knew Princeton after working at the University for over 20 years. Then the Dept. sponsored a walking tour for the Staff. And we discovered a whole new list of marvels, including stops along Nassau St. for sweets and coffee. For jaded professionals like ourselves, it was our favorite outings!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Trolley is a fun, educational experience that is suitable for all ages. Locals and visitors alike will come away with a great understanding of what makes Princeton so unique.

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Princeton, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Carefully researched insights into the eccentricities of Princeton. Although a migrant to Princeton from the midwest, Mimi has made this her home and enhanced it.

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Bordentown,NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My company has used this tour company several times. They are very knowledgeable about the area and history of Princeton.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It was a cold day in Princeton, but the guide on the TrolleyTour really warmed us up with her knowledge and interesting anecdotes as we travelled around the town. I am sure we saw much more than we would have otherwise and her information on Einstein, his two houses and workplace were inspiring.And I had never heard of a 'divorce... More 

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Wonderful tour with an A+ guide. When it was over, our group of 7 wanted to hop right back on the trolley bus and take it all over again. You will learn things you never ever knew before, despite living in the area for 20 years - and you'll have plenty of laughs along the way. Trolley tour only runs... More 

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The holiday Christmas trolley tour is the best attraction going in Princeton. Mimi our guide is so entertaining, extremely knowledgable and beautiful as well. We learned so much and we were in awe over the history of this sophisticated little town. Doing it again next year with more family. My Christmas present to everyone! I guess I will buy them... More 

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West Trenton, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was looking for a tree lightening ceremony and came across the Trolley Tour. We booked it online, sells out quickly don't procrastinste! The trolley picked us up in front of Mediterra's restaurant. Staff was welcoming and polite. We were given disposable ear plugs for a listening device that connected us to our tour guide. She was informative, funny and... More 

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Philadelphia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Amazing tour of amazing city with amazing tour guide. Mimi knows Princeton, its great history and famous people. I've been in Princeton many times, but learned a lot of new facts and stories from Mimi in this very educating and enjoyable tour.

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