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Princeton Battlefield State Park

Address: 500 Mercer Road, Princeton, NJ
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Ranked #9 of 23 Attractions in Princeton
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Kennebunk, Maine
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
30 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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274 reviews 274 reviews
248 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Princeton, New Jersey
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My fiancé and I had our engagement photos taken here, which was extremely special. This is a wonderful place for picnics in the Spring to early Fall. A beautiful place for walks during sunrise in the Fall as well. It's a major landmark in Princeton!

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Fords, New Jersey
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190 reviews 190 reviews
111 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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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192 reviews 192 reviews
85 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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