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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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52 reviews 52 reviews
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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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NJ
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I live in the area so this is a favorite spot to visit in the warm months for some history and a picnic. Generally not a lot of people, even on weekends and you can do some hiking or walk the fields and take in nice views. They do have a few signs to tell of the events that happened... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Princeton Battlefield Park is a beautiful and historically interesting place. My family has visited it many times for walks in the woods, historical reenactment events, and for an evocative reminder to my son of our nation's history. On my last trip to it, however, my son, dog, and I had a worrying encounter with a man on a motorcycle,... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We enjoyed visiting this historic spot in American history while touring this beautiful area in New Jersey. So much history for you to enjoy!

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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Our visit was on a special occasion, the Encampment. As a result there were a lot of activities and the Clarke house was open all day. I don't know how it would be on a regular day. The encampment also had demonstrations; artillery, marching, musket and cooking. Also provided interpretive commentary on the Battle, life styles, etc. Had a marching... More 

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