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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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If You Care About Your American History This Is A Treat

My wife and I visited here recently and found the small and compact complex to be a delight. Watch the 30 minute film and then take the 30 minute guided tour. Parking is not easy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited here recently and found the small and compact complex to be a delight. Watch the 30 minute film and then take the 30 minute guided tour. Parking is not easy on the streets but the state police let us park in their parking lot right next door.

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Roebling, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I really liked it but i don't recommend for little kids because you won't understand everything! For people 12 and up I recommend.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

With no particular expectations I took my children, 11 and 13, to visit the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton today. We were met by and guided around by not one but two 18th-century costumed, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, gracious guides, who held my children's interest throughout, responded to all questions we came up with, and enlightened me on all sorts of issues... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Learn your early American history and have fun doing it. Very close to home and convenient. Actors who love history volunteer their time depicting how things were.

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Yardville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Yes, this is a must stop. Great interpretations. Special events so check their web site. Some neat stuff to see inside too.

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

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

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about Old Barracks Museum

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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