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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW 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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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Hello there fellow Patriots! We visited this museum recently and wanted encourage others to attend. Very accessible location with free parking option adjacent to museum at corner of w. lafayette and barrack streets. Staff was helpful, tour excellent! Period protocol for small pox was most interesting as was information on first and second battles for Trenton. So much history in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took a group for bring your child to work day. The tour guides were very captivating, they held the interest of the vast age groups we had with us. I honestly get bored with history tours very easily, and I was spouting out fun facts to my family and friends for days after the tour.

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cherry hill nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I grew up in Trenton and was "dragged" to the old barracks in the third or forth grade as part of a school trip. That was a loooong time ago. My wife and I stopped for a visit on our way to the D&R Canal toe path to do a bike ride. It Museum was Great!. The tour was conducted... More

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

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

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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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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