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Old Barracks Museum

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Address: 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
Phone Number: +1 609-396-1776
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10:00 am - 5:00 am
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

In 1758, the Old Barracks was constructed to house British troops...

In 1758, the Old Barracks was constructed to house British troops during the French and Indian War. During the Revolutionary War, the barracks was one of Washington's military hospitals. Today, the building is home to an interpretive museum, galleries, gift shop, and meeting space. Guided tours start on the hour from 10 AM - 4 PM.

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pratique toute la famille a aime The Old Barracks Museum, also known as Old Barracks, in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, is the only remaining colonial... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
marc elie f
Ile-de-France, France
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Ile-de-France, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

pratique toute la famille a aime The Old Barracks Museum, also known as Old Barracks, in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, is the only remaining colonial barracks in New Jersey.[4][5] It is the last of five such barracks authorized

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Barracks in Trenton is just one of the many excellent hidden gems of New Jersey history. The docents and all the employees are just as amazing as the structure itself. Don't forget to visit the Trent house while visiting the city. If you are interested in the American Revolution and New Jersey history, this is one place I... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love that this place still stands...it was used primarily in French & Indian war and a few Hessians were there when Washington came with his surprise attack on the Battle of Trenton. We got there late so couldnt take an authorized tour but it boasts of having the place laid out with exact true items as it would have... More 

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Old Barracks Museum is for everyone; students, history buffs, family or anyone who enjoys authenticity in every aspect. A gem in our capital City Real or reenactment, Yes they are that good you actually believe you are transformed in that era..

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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I'm from the UK and this was my first morning on a three week visit to the USA. I was only meant to be passing through Trenton but when I realised the significance of Trenton, especially in terms of the American Revolutionary War, I decided to spend the morning. Of course, Trenton has many landmarks, historic buildings and museums but... More 

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

A visit to this site with ties to both the French & Indian War and the American Revolution is a must for those interested in our history. The guides in period costume were excellent and we congratulate them on their passion, knowledge and delivery. This museum is the ONLY reason to visit this desolate and decaying city. The condition of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

First is a film concerning the Revolutionary War history of the area, then a tour guide takes you around Buildings are in good shape and have been renovated quite a bit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This was my second tour of the Old Barracks Museum and the second time we've had Bob as our tour guide. He is a wealth of knowledge about the history of the area and the times. The second visit was just as interesting as the first with lots of new information and trivia. Highly recommend this museum if you're in... More 

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South Bound Brook, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

My visit to the Old Barracks was beyond my expectations. The tour guide was great and presented everything concisely and with humor. The building is well preserved and there are some exhibits along with a great film. I would visit again.

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Smithland, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The old Barracks museum was our main motivation for traveling to Trenton, NJ first on our whirlwind capitol trip over Labor Day weekend. All of the reviews on Trip adviser were so good, my husband and I decided it was a must see stop. Unfortunately, the BWI airport was very slow about getting a rental shuttle bus to the airport... More 

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