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Trenton Battle Monument

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Address: Trenton, NJ
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An impressive monument, located just north of the city center.

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Nice Monument, Seedy Area

This monument marks the spot where the Battle of Trenton occurred after Washington and his men crossed the icy Delaware River. We were there on a Sunday and the monument was not... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Denton, TX
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Chicago, Illinois
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

One of the stops on our family trip this year brought us to New Jersey over Columbus Day weekend. On our way to Atlantic City, we stopped at the Trenton Battle Monument. That monument is in shambles. Poor representing for such an important part of our history. I read most of the reviews and they're pretty much on target. It... More 

Thank Alma K
Miami, Florida
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Dont park and walk around. Drive directly to the monument. Cant go inside of it. No film, no touring...just the tall monument with Washington at the top pointing in the direction they attacked..worth going to see though. You're at the spot where Washington had his first victory! You'll only be here about 10 minutes if not less. The worst part... More 

Thank Sandy305
Howell, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

I'm sure there was a time when people would come from all over to see the historical sites in Trenton such as this, which could be nice. I don't know when the last time it was open, it looks like decades. Neighborhood looks rough. I did not want to get out of car. What a shame.

Thank steakbelly
Atlanta, Georgia
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

When we went to visit you could not go inside. Honestly I don't know the last time people were allowed inside. The area around it needs to be cleaned up. It's sad because Trenton is so full of history but this monument seems like it was forgotten. I read the plaque to my children and we discussed it the history... More 

Thank Lat_Jack
Denton, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This monument marks the spot where the Battle of Trenton occurred after Washington and his men crossed the icy Delaware River. We were there on a Sunday and the monument was not open (but not sure if it really opens to go inside). We stopped for about 10 minutes and took photos. The location is right on the edge of... More 

Thank Tupelo010835
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Commemorates the December 26th victory of Washington and his Continental Army over the Hessians occupying Trenton. Accomplished after their famously 'crossing the Delaware'. A fine Doric column with battle-related bronze reliefs at the base dedicated in 1893. Stands 150 feet above street level, with a 13 foot statue of George Washington atop it. Located on U.S. Highway 206 near Brunswick... More 

1 Thank etweeden
Yardville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Once you hear the battle of Trenton you should drive by the Battle Monument just to get a perspective of the hill it sits upon for the feel of the battle.

1 Thank Charlestontourist58
Rauma, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The monument commemorates the December 26, 1776 Battle of Trenton which was a pivotal victory for the Continental forces during the American Revolutionary War. It is a nice monument but not in the nicest area - be careful.

Thank RaJoRaKa
Alsip, Illinois
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68 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We did a walking tour of the Battle of Trenton and this was the starting place. Area around is a bit iffy but we walked through the neighborhood with no issues.

1 Thank Joanna K
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

This is definitely not the place I'd bring my family to. I came back east on business and thought I'd do some sightseeing on the weekend. After cruising through the neighborhood - using the directions dictated by my GPS - I soon became afraid to get out of my car. It was evident almost immediately upon arriving in Trenton that... More 

3 Thank Darell J

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