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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
Description: In 1758, the Old Barracks was constructed to house British troops during...
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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Great visit for the all family. The guide was amazing and captured the attention of the kids. He made history so fascinating and gave a lot of funny facts. This museum is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great visit for the all family. The guide was amazing and captured the attention of the kids. He made history so fascinating and gave a lot of funny facts. This museum is certainly a must be seen in Trenton.

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Lawrenceville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My grandson and I ( he was about 7 at the time) decided to pay a visit to the Old Barracks in Trenton. It had been a British fort during the revolution and later was taken over by the Revolutionary Army. The guide was knowledgeable and witty. And it was difficult to understand why we were the only visitors during... More 

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North East Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is a great place and must see for kids. Attire of the times is worn by the patrons of the establishment. Gift shop has interesting souvenirs and affordable. Staff is friendly. Must pay for parking.

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Rauma, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I visited the museum with my children to help them learn about American history and also to learn about historical events in New Jersey. The museum gave a good summary of the events surrounding key battles in Trenton during the revolutionary war and key figures in those battles. It also told the history of the Old Barracks facilities and about... More 

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Alsip, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Do the full tour with the dressed up docents. It's a really good experience for kids and/or adults. Wonderful introduction to history in Trenton. Worth the stop.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My husband and I visited the Barracks on our fourth trip to Trenton. On our first trip in 2013 my love for history was rekindled when I learned that my newly-transplanted daughter and family lived on Washington's road to Trenton. We have returned several times and I have done much research. On this visit we took a little time to... More 

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Morris County, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It is a great place and must see for kids. In period attire and friendly docents. The day we went the elevator was broken. The bathrooms are in the basement. That was not a pleasant experience. Gift shop has interesting objects and affordable. Staff is friendly. Great place for meetings. Be prepared to pay for parking. None on site. Short... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Arriving at the same time as a school group, we were told we could tag along with them, then complete the regular tour. Before touring the barracks, we watched a live flintlock musket demonstration with the school group. (The flintlock demonstration is not included in the regular tour.) In the regular tour we were shown a number of other rooms... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I was greeted at the reception by an attendant who kindly directed me to watch the "Battle of Trenton" movie, until my guided tour started. The movie was highly inspiring. The Old Barracks (now a Museum) plays a vital role in American War of Independence. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. Being dressed in the typical historic 1700's attire, made every... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We went to visit the Capitol and discovered the barracks next door. This was such an important part of the beginning of our country. I am glad to know they are taking such good care of it and promoting history. Other sites have unfortunately been lost. Our guides were very knowledgeable about the Revolutionary battles fought in the are. I... More 

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Additional Information about Old Barracks Museum

Address: Address: 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
Phone Number: +1 609-396-1776
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Trenton
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Average Prices: USD 8 - 8

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