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Princeton Battlefield State Park

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Address: 500 Mercer Road, Princeton, NJ
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An oasis of quiet in a busy town

It gets busy in princeton, students, sightseers, rowers all enjoying a very pretty town with some of the most beautiful buildings, being Scottish that's saying something. Nip... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

There isn't much to see here. It is more of an open grassy area. But it is so rich in history. I loved the peaceful tranquility of the place.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Princeton Battlefield State Park may not be as well-known or nice as Valley Forge National Park, but it still played a significant role during the Revolutionary War and the forming of the United States. Please respect what this historic battlefield represents and the memory of those Revolutionary Troops who gave their lives in its fields so you and I can... More 

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I arrived on a Wednesday morning at 10 AM. The sign said the museum house would be open that day at 10 AM. It was not. Besides an 18th century farmhouse, the battlefield amounts to about 80 acres of fields on the edge of Princeton. There are a half dozen interpretive panels scattered about. Most of them are not very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

but the museum is closed for renovation and there aren't nearly enough historical markers to explain what happened. Darn!

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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It gets busy in princeton, students, sightseers, rowers all enjoying a very pretty town with some of the most beautiful buildings, being Scottish that's saying something. Nip to battlefield state park to rest your legs, enjoy the history (general Hugh Mercer was injured here, I'd just travelled from mercer mall so it was pretty interesting) or just sit back and... More 

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Kingston, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

a great place to get away from the town lights(yet it is still intown) if you want to stargaze, catch a shooting star.

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Battlefield State Park is viewed by most Princeton residents as a quiet place to spend a spring or summer afternoon. Some stretch out on a blanket. Some throw a Frisbee. Some practice their bagpipes, lol, away from populated areas. Atop one hill, is a portico. Not far from there is a common grave where, for the first time in... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I've visited this spot many times and will continue to do so. There's a great deal of American history living here, and the whole family will enjoy the visit. It's past time to freshen up the house, though. You can't let old buildings go without repair for long. Well worth a trip.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Highly recommend you visit the battlefield on any trip to Princeton. Be sure to visit the Clark House museum and walk the footpaths in the Institute woods behind

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Good place for pic nic during spring or summer. Its complicated for parking your car, since there is no parking lot, but its possible to park close to the road.

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Address: 500 Mercer Road, Princeton, NJ
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton

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