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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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Key attraction of Trenton

I was greeted at the reception by an attendant who kindly directed me to watch the "Battle of Trenton" movie, until my guided tour started. The movie was highly inspiring. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I was greeted at the reception by an attendant who kindly directed me to watch the "Battle of Trenton" movie, until my guided tour started. The movie was highly inspiring. The Old Barracks (now a Museum) plays a vital role in American War of Independence. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. Being dressed in the typical historic 1700's attire, made every... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We went to visit the Capitol and discovered the barracks next door. This was such an important part of the beginning of our country. I am glad to know they are taking such good care of it and promoting history. Other sites have unfortunately been lost. Our guides were very knowledgeable about the Revolutionary battles fought in the are. I... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

What a pleasant surprise! I did not expect this to be terribly fascinating, but our guide was simply UNBELIEVABLE. The story he told about Washington crossing the Delaware was fantastic. I really didn't know much about the Battle of Trenton, but he delivered it in such wonderfully beautiful detail. The next guide talking about smallpox was awesome too! I learned... More 

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Pressed for time this afternoon ~ and a dear 16 year old nephew from Seattle to show 'round the area~ we decided to visit the Old Barracks. What a great choice! The guides had lots to share, much of it new to us, and their knowledge was extensive. Absolutely loved the experience, and I believe my nephew did, too. Gift... More 

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Middlesex, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I visited the Old Barracks on two occasions recently. The first being "Three Centuries of African-American Soldiers" and the second being "Marching Out" French and Indian War. The reenactors/interpeters were knowledgable and personable as were the museum staff. The Old Barracks Museum is definitely worth visiting at any time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

To walk inside this 200+ year old building and learn it's important history is to walk back in time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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

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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