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Old Barracks Museum

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Address: 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
Phone Number: +1 609-396-1776
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: In 1758, the Old Barracks was constructed to house British troops during...
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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A great place to visit!

I visited for the first time today and thought that the place was terrific! The guide was very thorough and patient, and clearly enjoyed his job! They have a great presentation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Bronx, New York
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Bronx, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I visited for the first time today and thought that the place was terrific! The guide was very thorough and patient, and clearly enjoyed his job! They have a great presentation and it's really a chance to step back in time!

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Sayreville, New Jersey, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Knowing that so many forefathers stayed here before battles that made our country what it is was humbling. Great activities to make all feel involved.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had business across the street at the Masonic Temple decided to go in and see the tour. We all had a great time they even fired a old Rifle for us. A definite must-see if you're interested in history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Take the family for a day of fun and learn some history. Great people who love to teach and give a true experience.

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Munich, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

a valuable experience for all ages and audiences. the site is well maintained and the tour is full of neat history that most of us do not know.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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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 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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