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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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Annapolis, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was an outstanding, professional and substantive guided visit to an important historical site. The three docents were thoroughly knowledgeable, experienced, dedicated. This single site is worth stopping in Trenton even if you have no other business there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Tour guides were great. Facility in great shape. A real bargain for historical buffs. Knowledge of tour guides was first class.

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Interesting stop in downtown Trenton. I learned a lot about Trenton's role in the history of the nation. The narrative guide did a great job! The facilities were clean with well done museum exhibits. We lucked out and had it to ourselves. A school bus group arrived just as we were leaving.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited this museum one afternoon after seeing it referenced on Planet Princeton, and we found it to be a great choice for a summer afternoon activity. The museum's staff were very friendly and knowledgeable, and the Barracks themselves have been very well preserved. Our tour guide Darien (sorry if the spelling is incorrect!) was wonderfully enthusiastic... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the museum and learning how it played its role in the French & Indian War and American Revolution. I could have done with less info on small pox and more info on how it figured in the Battles of Trenton. We got there too late for the movie, so that may have gone into that... More

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The museum is pretty easy to find, and parking is nearby. The buildings are beautifully maintained, and the staff is very friendly and eager to answer questions. The medical part of the tour might be a little scary for kids, but our tour group was all adults--maybe they adjust that part of the tour for kids. Our only complaint was... More

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

First time here and time well spent. The staff is first rate--very personable, knowledgeable, and dedicated. Had a great time. I will go back here when I'm in the area!

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south plainfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Went to see the Old Barracks in Trenton for the first time. The day was a little cold, but it was quite pleasant to have a chance to learn some local history. We were very happy to find that it was an "Open House" weekend. A special event included Black American Veterans, dressing the part from each War that the... More

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West Windsor NJ
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

2 adults and boys ages 9, 12, and 15 were all very impressed with the video, displays, and extremely knowledgeable staff. Best guide I've ever had anywhere!!!!! The guide brought history alive with his charisma and understanding of history. We all especially enjoyed the details about Washington's time in NJ, and the many uses of the Barracks over the years.... More

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Howell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We had a wonderful visit. Both my son and I had been wanting to go for years and hadn't had the chance until finally today it worked out. We were impressed with how much there was to see and how knowledgeable and friendly the staff was. We will be back with our significant others soon and for the re-enactments as... More

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