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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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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great tour with a lot of interesting historical facts and objects. The barracks themselves are in pristine shape and the tour guides are informative and fun. On the way home we stopped by Halo Farms (on Spruce Street next to the Trenton Farmer's market) to see the milk packing machine and buy yummy milk. Will return for the Battle of... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The guide we had was very informative and really enjoyed his job. The place was fairly small, but there was lots of history. It had a nice movie that showed about the history of the barracks, a gift shop and guided tours. Not very stroller friendly, but we managed with one.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stopped at the barracks on a whim during a road trip from St. Louis to NY, and the visit proved (unexpectedly) to be one of the highlights of that trip! Our tour guide, Bob (in costume), was incredible. We arrived just as the place opened, and Bob started the tour with only the three of us (me, my wife,... More

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St Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Guides in period dress lead excellent tour through the barracks. History of the barracks as a hospital gets a bit graphic for small children (and queasy adults) but is very entertaining.

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My sister works at this museum and every time I visit I learn something new. All around a great place to learn some rich history!

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in NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

All of our children had been here on school visits so thought it was about time we saw it for ourselves. They were in the process of painting the many stairs when we were there & getting ready for an evening concert, so there is more than just history going on here. You enter into the gift shop where there... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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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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