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Address: 116 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542-4516
Phone Number: +1 855-743-1415
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Beginning in April, we offer public tours. On Saturdays, we offer the...

Beginning in April, we offer public tours. On Saturdays, we offer the Shameless Name Dropping Guided Walking Tours. On Sundays, we offer 5 Star Sunday Brunch Tours which cover the general history of the campus and town with specialty topics such as Architecture, Literary Greats, Hollywood, Tycoon, Einstein and more. 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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Very informative tour

Tim kept us engaged through out the tour. Thanks for him, we learnt a lot of Einstein that I had no idea about. Overall, a very good tour. Thank you.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tim kept us engaged through out the tour. Thanks for him, we learnt a lot of Einstein that I had no idea about. Overall, a very good tour. Thank you.

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Oakhurst, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend the Princeton Tour Company's walking tour. Jackie did a great job of filling us in on many unknown trivia about the goings on in Princeton back in the day. It was fascinating! We got to see parts of the university campus as well as some of the beautiful homes around Princeton. Do not hesitate to sign up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Am a local and finally did the campus/princeton Sat. Tour with Mimi who is famous around here for her great tours snd insight. Would highly recommend to anyone as we learned so much about both the town and the University as well as famous peoply associated. Mimi is funny and charming. Hope to do many of the other tours offered.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Thank you Gerry! It was fun and informative especially since Gerry is the native and somewhat of a Princeton celebrity, everyone knows him!

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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Great tour with interesting information provided. Tour guide was knowledgeable and attentive to our needs and questions. Tip for everyone - SIT ON LEFT SIDE from entrance to the bus. You will see more! 20$ pp. Don't miss it! Definitely a must for everyone who visits Princeton.

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St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

As part of a 3 day strategy meeting in the Princeton area, I was tasked with researching a fun team building experience for my group of 33. I had the pleasure of connecting with Mimi who quickly won me over with her charm, wit, and knowledge of Princeton and its history. Our team had an engaging session at the Battlefield... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This tour covers all the important facts of Einstein's private and professional life. Yet it is not too much to absorb. Mr. Tim Fagin (our tour guide) did an excellent job!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We knew we'd be near Princeton for work and booked a last minute tour with Princeton Tour Company. We had a tqo hour private walking tour with Mimi to take in as much of Princeton as possible, and we sure did. Not only that, we were on fumes - having worked through the night before - but far from putting... More 

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Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Tim was a fantastic guide... He was funny and informative. I loved learning about the history of the university and the town. I highly recommend this!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We booked a private tour with the Princeton Tour Company, because my parents-in-law from Germany came for a visit. They are older and they need more time to understand everything. Tim was a great tour guide. He made sure that they understood everything that he was explaining and he was able to answer all the detailed questions my father-in-law asked... More 

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