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

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Battle Monument

If you ever get the chance to take the elevator to the top it's definitely worth a free visit during daylight hours. MLK Blvd, Pennington Avenue, and Brunswick Avenue can be quite... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2014
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

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 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

If you ever get the chance to take the elevator to the top it's definitely worth a free visit during daylight hours. MLK Blvd, Pennington Avenue, and Brunswick Avenue can be quite dangerous at times, especially if one is walking and unfamiliar with the inhabitants and side streets. You have to really use your imagination to see the industrial city... More 

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

After touring the Old Barracks yesterday, I drove up to get a good look at the Trenton Battle Monument. It's well documented in the other reviews that this gorgeous monument is in the middle of a part of town ravaged by urban decay which scares off some visitors but I was glad to have been able to see it up... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stopped at the monument after touring the state capitol area and felt very uncomfortable getting out of the car to get a close up look.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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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

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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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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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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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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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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