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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, 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
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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