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Old Barracks Museum

101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
+1 609-396-1776
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Trenton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The history here is great and the staff brings it alive. I learned so many things about revolutionary America and had a lot of fun

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Tabernacle, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

What a wonderful place to visit! If you love history then you really need to check this place out! We learned so much during our visit. The exhibit and building was amazing! The historical interpreters taught us alot of things that we did not know about the French & Indian and Revolutionary War. We will definitely be coming back here... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were looking for something to do during our visit to the area while it was raining. The barrack is easily accessible and offers free parking. The short orientation film provided a great overview to the history of the Battle of Trenton and it's importance to our nations freedom. The Barrack itself has been used for many purposes throughout the... More

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Salisbury, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

You don't expect to find this historic gem in the middle of the city but glad we did. Nice short film to review the battle of Trenton in 1776 and its impact on our nation. Guided tour was informative about the history of the museum including when it was a barrack, a hospital, orphanage, Red Cross site, etc. The guides... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

This is a unique site in our history, the only remaining British barracks from pre-1776 years. Beautifully restored, great exhibits. Lots of special events for adults & kids. Best source in the area for book lovers of the era. The staff make a visit a great experience.

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Hello there fellow Patriots! We visited this museum recently and wanted encourage others to attend. Very accessible location with free parking option adjacent to museum at corner of w. lafayette and barrack streets. Staff was helpful, tour excellent! Period protocol for small pox was most interesting as was information on first and second battles for Trenton. So much history in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took a group for bring your child to work day. The tour guides were very captivating, they held the interest of the vast age groups we had with us. I honestly get bored with history tours very easily, and I was spouting out fun facts to my family and friends for days after the tour.

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cherry hill nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I grew up in Trenton and was "dragged" to the old barracks in the third or forth grade as part of a school trip. That was a loooong time ago. My wife and I stopped for a visit on our way to the D&R Canal toe path to do a bike ride. It Museum was Great!. The tour was conducted... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

If you seek a look into the way of life for British soldiers during the French and Indian War which is a part of history that tends to get overlooked in the school books, this is a great place to visit. The barracks are very well preserved and the tour guides could not be more knowledgable. It's great history to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Knowledgable staff, over the top info, engaging and educational, kids loved it!!! I absolutely would recommend this site for all ages!

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