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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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History and Fun on our Princeton tour

We had a great time on our tour of Princeton with Tim Fagin. He took us all over the campus and opened our eyes to things we had never noticed before. The stories were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had a great time on our tour of Princeton with Tim Fagin. He took us all over the campus and opened our eyes to things we had never noticed before. The stories were informative and funny and interesting. Every building had a story to tell and Tim was the translator. We also took the Einstein tour with Tim and... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I often visit Princeton with tour groups, and Princeton Tour Company provides a wonderfully unique experience. I have been guided by Tim & Mimi (on different occasions), and both have provided great tours that the clients have talked about for days. I look forward to bringing tours to Princeton, because I enjoy the discussions after the tour. I can definitely... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I'd walked around Princeton (the city and the university) for a few days before going on the tour and figured I'd seen all their was to see, but I was wrong. Our group had Jacqui as our guide, she was really knowledgeable and funny, and I was totally wrong about having seen all there was to see in Princeton. It... More 

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

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

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

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