My family and I were here with my son's class trip. I remember visiting with MY class when I was a child, and I loved it then. This was thankfully a great repeat! The corporal came out to the parade grounds to recruit the new arrivals, and after swearing them in, he marched them around and showed them how to load and fire a musket. Next, we visited Dr. Otto's nurses, who gave the new recruits their "physical", and explained the importance of smallpox vaccinations. We then visited with a lieutenant who had been in the army for 3 years, and had personally participated in the battle of Trenton, then the battle of Princeton 10 days later. (He was planning on re-enlisting!) The corporal returned, and, after sending the lieutenant on his way, easily switched from 1777 to 2013. Very pleased with the interpreters - in fact, many of them reminded me of the excellent interpreters in Colonial Williamsburg (particularly the corporal). My only complaint would be that the recent refurbishment of the barracks is lacking on the authenticity point. The bunks were standard 2x4s, not hacked or aged to give the impression of 200+ years. The flooring was also modern-day wood flooring, as were the wooden ceilings. I would prefer they look more authentic, and more in tune with the rest of the original structure, but overall, an excellent trip. VERY clean bathrooms (always a huge plus). The fees are reasonable - $8 per adult and $6 per child. Children ages 5 and under are free (also a HUGE plus). Don't miss the exhibits on either side of the fabulous gift shop!!!
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