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Princeton Battlefield State Park

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Address: 500 Mercer Road, Princeton, NJ
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This is worth as top for the sake of our history. With that being said there is not a huge amount to see. I'd go back just to learn a little more.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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401 reviews
248 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 511 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

This is worth as top for the sake of our history. With that being said there is not a huge amount to see. I'd go back just to learn a little more.

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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71 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Doesn't look like much when you pass it but a very historical spot. South side of the road has the Historical Mercer Oak. Although the original died in 2000 there is a new one (~25' high) growing since 2001 which was started from an acorn of the original tree which was around during the revolutionary war. The legend says that... More 

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Alton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

If you are interested in the Revolution, you need to visit this battlefield. It is the site of the last of Washington's battles with the British in the campaign that started with the crossing of the Delaware. Not much to see, but a good experience nevertheless.

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Princeton
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

A large grassy area nice for a picnic or quite area to sit and read.The oak tree is a seedling from the original tree that was damaged in one of the many storms we had Not sure when the museum house is open.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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126 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
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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573 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
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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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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