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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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The Old Barracks was a very interesting and educational stop in our journey across New Jersey. I highly recommend it for Revolutionary and French and Indian War buffs. Our guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Old Barracks was a very interesting and educational stop in our journey across New Jersey. I highly recommend it for Revolutionary and French and Indian War buffs. Our guide, Bob, was knowledgeable and friendly. Go see Bob!

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My wife and I spent two hours visiting the Old Barracks museum on a weekend. The tour begins with a film that introduces visitors to the Revolutionary War Battle of Trenton. A costumed interpreter then shares the wider story of the barracks and its connection with the French and Indian War and with an important medical practice during the American... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The Old Barracks is full of history. I first visited in elementary school. When I went home to visit I decided to take my children. They have learned about George Washington and the American Revolution. I thought it would be good to see for themselves. The museum is small and the tour does not take long. Maybe an hour if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Hadn't been here since 4th grade field trip but had always wanted to return. My family went mid week so the museum was quiet and we had a personal tour. Our 1st tour guide was fantastic, very knowledgeable and we learned quite a lot from him about the conditions at the barracks and how the officers were (well) treated. He... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I have seen more than my fair share of historic homes, castles, war memorials and tours - this was one of the best in recent years. The guides are as wonderful as everyone else has written. Lots of fascinating details shared in an informal manner that one can listen to without getting bored. Having read a number of books on... More 

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

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

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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