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Old Barracks Museum

Address: 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
Phone Number: +1 609-396-1776
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Trenton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
Owner description: In 1758, the Old Barracks was constructed to house British troops during the French and Indian War...
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Type: Military Museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I just moved to this area and the week after Christmas apparently is Patriot's week. Ended up here after watching the 2nd Battle of Trenton re-enactment. (Which was awesome by the way!! Great job volunteers!!) I love colonial history and I had no idea this was here. I followed the troops after the battle to this place with no intention... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is where George Washington's troops marched to on Christmas day to turn the tide of the American Revolution. Unfortunately, it is not a National Treasure.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Very enthusiastic and mostly knowledgeable tour guides bring to life a hidden gem in the middle of Trenton. The barracks are relatively small, but well preserved and represent much pre-revolutionary history as well as the revolutionary two battles of Trenton and the marching point for the Battle of Princeton. Highly recomended.

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Brick Township, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

In the words of my 12 year old son, the entire day was "cool!!!" We saw both battles the 11am and 3pm. Awesome job on the part of the re-enactors!! The battle travels the streets of Trenton where the actual battles took place. I work in Trenton and found historic parts that I did not know existed. The staff of... More 

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Morris, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I took my eight-year-old son today to the Old Barracks and the re-enactment of the Battle of Trenton. My son was un enthused at the idea of going, but by the end of the battle, he had turned to me a few times and announced, "We need to do this every year! This is COOL!" If you go to the... More 

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Robbinsville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If you like U.S. Historical Sites this is a very nice place to visit. I have not been here since I was in elementary school.You tour several rooms and are given of narrative by someone dressed in colonial era attire. It was informative and educational all at the same time. I am glad we made the visit and would recommend... More 

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Alachua, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We are reenactors and love the opportunity to connect with history by visiting historical sites and recreations. We are from Florida and made it part of a road-trip. The Old Barracks Museum is a national treasure and the staff are top notch. They care about giving a fun, informative and interactive tour. Ask questions about the site and the tour... More 

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Adrian, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is a very nice tour that is both informative and fun. It is worth making the effort to see it as in the end you will get a feel for the historical importance of this site. You will also receive an overview of how the site relates to the early days of the Revolution. We had gone through the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Highly informative and interesting tour with nice exhibits. The guides/staff are friendly, and the grounds are beautiful located next to the NJ capital building. Check it out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

One Sunday morning we drove into Trenton to go and see the old barracks. It was great! Staff was very very friendly (I cant overstate how nice they were), and it was only 3.00 per person or so for the tour and museum and the little video about the barracks and the battle of Trenton. What a great experience! Well... More 

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