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Princeton Battlefield State Park

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Address: 500 Mercer Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540-4810
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Vast historical site

This large park is the site of the Battle of Princeton which occurred on January 3, 1777. The park is divided by Princeton Pike. On the far side is a large area of grass and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
jonahNJ
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bishops stortford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely spot yo have a pick nick but that's about it. A few boards saying what happened but the house was closed on the Friday in August we visited (and looked run down) and considering what happened here we were really disappointed that no one was around to deceive what happened. A massive contrast to Gettysburg which the visitor... More 

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Pennington, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Very pretty battlefield but the museum (Clarke House) is really awful. Nice to have a picnic on there battlefield but don't expect much else.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This large park is the site of the Battle of Princeton which occurred on January 3, 1777. The park is divided by Princeton Pike. On the far side is a large area of grass and trees, a walking path and the Colonnade and a memorial gravesite. The Colonnade was originally part of Mathew Newkirk’s home in Philadelphia. Just past the... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

The Princeton Battlefield Park is laid out so you can vision the battle going on. By being there and seeing you get a better understanding and feeling what went on. The description of the battle, the participants and what happen have more meaning to you. General Mercer ,wounded under the Large oak tree and the General taken to the Clark... More 

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East WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

This is an unassuming location, interesting only to history buffs. It would be nice if they had more visual aids or hisotry boards to help. For esample, I would recommend a bronze "redcoat" statue placed at the engagement distance so you could imagine the musketry skills needed.

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Thank ASKEagleEye
Green Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We needed to find a place for a picnic that was private and had a great view. This is such a peaceful place it is hard to think of as a battlefield.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

There really needs to be better signage. It doesn't have to be National Park caliber, but an upgrade would be nice. Also, we arrived on a weekday before closing, and the historic house was closed and no ranger in sight.

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Thank don666
Bedminster, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I took my son and his friend as part of a project that they are working on in high school about historical battle sites. While the Clarke House isn't particularly large, or well-maintained on the outside, it has a nice collection of items from this period and a very helpful and knowledgeable staff. You can spend less than an hour... More 

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Thank MJ115
New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

You could easily miss the battle site. Located a few miles south of the town, there she stands, an empty meadow, trees, a road that cuts it in half, and that's all there was.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

This is worth as top for the sake of our history. With that being said there is not a huge amount to see. I'd go back just to learn a little more.

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