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Trenton Battle Monument

Trenton, NJ
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Ranked #12 of 16 attractions in Trenton
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Description: An impressive monument, located just north of the city center.
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Trenton, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This 1893 monument marks the slightly elevated ground which Washington's artillery occupied during the Battle of Trenton on the morning after the Christmas night crossing of the Delaware. The granite column has a statue of Washington atop it, pointing in the direction of the Delaware River, as if to say "Fire that way, boys!" When this State-owned historic site is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

Accidently drove by this amazing structure on my way to the capital, seems neglected and the surrounding are looked dangerous as a public housing is built around it. What a shame that the state doesn't do more to attract it as a national symbol!

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Trenton, New Jersey
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Area is way too dangerous. Not much there in way of parking or facilities for visitors. Drug and gang infested Area. Never really been there but have driven by on many occasions. Not worthy of a visit.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

It was worth visiting to get a better understanding of the Battle of Trenton but it was sad how neglected the Monument is. It sit's in a practically abandoned small park, if I had more time I would've drank a 40 oz on one of the park benches to get the local perspective. If they ever do open the elevator... More

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
41 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The scene was excellent as it was a reenactment of the Battle of Trenton to which I had a great vantage point seeing the city covered in snow.

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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152 reviews 152 reviews
84 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I visited this a long time ago but was impressed with its size and its history. It's certainly worth going to see for all ages.

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

you drive these and never notice take some time and think on them as you go by- at one they had meaning

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Spend 2 mins looking at it. Took some pics. There is no one around during the day time. Do be careful around Trenton. Stick to a group

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Trenton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Nice park area, car parking can be tough. Elevator to the top in season. Be aware that this is in the inner city of Trenton. Only those with confidence in urban areas should go alone.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

I have worked downtown Trenton since 1979 and it is unfortunate that you cannot admire the area even back then, you would be robbed at the least and killed at the worst.

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