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“Excellent historical tour of Princeton, filled with fun!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Princeton Tour Company

Princeton Tour Company
116 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
+1 855-743-1415
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Owner description: On Saturdays, we offer the Shameless Name Dropping Guided Walking Tour to the general public in the spring and fall. In October, we offer ghost tours and ghost hunts where guests use real ghost hunting equipment to prove Princeton is haunted. During wintertime holidays, we offer trolley tours of Princeton. Corporate teams and private groups can enjoy our custom tours, bus tours, scavenger hunts and convention speakers year round. Our tours are rated the #1 Activity on TripAdvisor, New York Times and Small Meetings Magazine. We're rated the #1 northeastern tour company by AAA Magazine. Our professional tour guides use IPads to help connect the historical dots while combining facts and just enough folklore to make everyone feel like a bonafide local! Princeton was the nation's first capitol? The last train robbery occurred in Princeton? Einstein's brain was stolen? Indiana Jones grew up in Princeton and dated the real Nancy Drew? All true and that's not the good stuff! Our tours take you to all the essential sites on Princeton University campus as well as the neighborhoods of Albert Einstein, TS Eliot, F Scott Fitzgerald, Woodrow Wilson, Grover Cleveland, Robert Oppenheimer, Brooke Shields, Toni Morrison and MORE!
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“Excellent historical tour of Princeton, filled with fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

Really enjoyed this tour. Inspriing to hear about the great people that have been here. The tour is fun and entertaining with a friendly warmth in the tour staff.

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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“Princeton Trolly Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Yesterday I went on a most enjoyable ride. A ride from the past to the future and I can thank Princeton Tour Company for it. Mimi was so informed about the history of Princeton and she shared it in the greatest fashion. You felt she was sharing secrets with just you, even though there were loads of other people on the trolly. Her animation about the town just made you enjoy it that much more, it was far from a boring history tour! I intend to do this trip again and bring a bunch of friends with me, everyone should have the pleasure of this company.

Visited November 2012
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“Great value and entertainment for all ages!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

I learned more about Princeton's history, noted scholars, and famous residence in one hour than I have in 13 years of living here. Mimi shared lots the secrets with a flare for keeping us on the edge of our seats and Don our driver added good cheer! This gave us much to discuss over dinner. I highly recommend the tour!
Terry Adams

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Princeton, New Jersey
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“Surprise Halloween Birthday Party Ghost Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Mimi's professionalism, wit, charm, and intelligence made this the very best guided tour my family and I have ever experienced, bar none (and we've done many historical and ghost tours). If you're ready for humor, history, fun facts, and an all round excellent time that is fit for all ages, take a tour with Mimi and Princeton Tour Company! Everyone gets a headset so that it is possible to still hear it all while you linger a few steps away and experiment with the therma-meter or dowsing rods to "reach the other side."

In case you're still reading, my children and I decided to surprise "Dad," a Halloween baby, with a ghost tour for his birthday--otherwise we might never have seized this fantastic opportunity for a local tour. We invited a host of families, neighbors, and friends, and had about 32 heads being led by Mimi for the downtown ghost tour, which included the grounds of Princeton University's campus, eerie spots in Palmer Square, and our beloved Presbyterian cemetery, where so many famous patriots and leaders are laid to rest. Throughout the tour, Mimi had us laughing, oohing and awing while she shared the funny, weird, and macabre in our town's history. The cemetery leg of the tour was respectful and filled with fun historical facts. Terrific use of technology made this a really top-notch experience. "Dad" couldn't have been more pleased and everyone had a fantastic time. Thank you, Mimi!

Visited October 2012
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Princeton, New Jersey
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“Great Insight into Princeton”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Dan Bauer was a top-notch guide around the Princeton you never knew was all around you. He has incredible stories and facts, and presents them in an engaging, fun, and truly interesting tour. I highly encourage you to take advantage of one of his tours. He makes you feel as though you are walking through the Princeton of old.

Visited November 2012
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Princetonmimi, Owner at Princeton Tour Company, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
DAN IS THE MAN!

Thanks so much for taking the time to review one of our best and brightest tour guides!

(Our tour guides are contract workers and not always available to give tours. Dan is a great example of how ALL our guides try to deliver a 5 Star experience!)

Mimi O
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