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Princeton Battlefield State Park

500 Mercer Road, Princeton, NJ
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Ranked #5 of 24 attractions in Princeton
Type: State Parks
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Fords, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Taking a short drive out of Princeton, down Mercer St. You will soon come upon the Princeton battlefield. On either side of Mercer is an expanse of Open field, representing the battlefield for the battle of Princeton. With Princeton behind you you will have the Mercer Oak on your left and I colonnade on your right. Colonnade is famous mostly... More

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New Providence, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Just that we went on the anniversary of the battle.....it was 5 degrees and a foot of snow. Clark farm house was closed, but my kids had a great time and walking the grounds on the snow, was pretty cool.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We are so thankful this area has taken care to preserve and present all the history of the area. Surreal to walk on ground where blood was shed when fighting for our independence.

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Fords, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

You can't miss the Mercer Oak. It is not just as they left it but, it is correctly kept. The old Mercer oak is reported to be where General Mercer died during the battle.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The Princeton Battlefield State Park is an excellent place to take your family, especially on a day of reenactment which is usually a yearly affair. During these reenactments there are usually groups selling food. Other than at reenactments there is no food available. The Trent House when open is a great source of history for families to share. Many people... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The Battlefield consists essentially of a large open field with the Clark House at one end and some informational signs sprinkled about. One can get a feel for what happened there in the Revolution. However, to really get a feel for the place arrange to be there when there are folks in period dress cooking, carding wool, firing cannons and... More

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Although the beautiful tree that capped the scenery of this field was majestic and meaningful the history remains of what occurred here durning our fight for our freedoms.

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warwickshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

There is not much to see here, but the memorial and oak stump are important sites of interest. Good place for a picnic or walk. We did not go to the Clark house but I imagine it would be quite interesting.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We visited and walked about the open field making sure to read all the information provided which was OK for what is remembered in time but for such an important venue in our history it seems more could be provided to detail and explain the significance of the actions in the area.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Great spot for picnics, running, walking, or just exploring the woods. Beautiful. Just gorgeous. A wonderful treasure about a mile away from the University, just down the road!

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