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Princeton Battlefield State Park

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Address: 500 Mercer Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540-4810
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Princeton 250 years ago..

The lawns of the Park is reasonably well maintained. Reading through the details at Clark House made the 250 years of Princeton's pride come alive, particularly those paintings... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 10, 2016
Raghuraman C
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Mont Clare, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This past Sunday proved to be a beautiful fall day to us, so we decided to venture over to NJ to visit our nearest Trader Joe's that sells wine! I also suggested we google the area and find something else of interest to check out while we were over there...It is a little over an hour to get there...!?! We... More 

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Chennai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

The lawns of the Park is reasonably well maintained. Reading through the details at Clark House made the 250 years of Princeton's pride come alive, particularly those paintings. Overall, this is an important agenda during Princeton tour. The Colonnade is majestic!

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Thank Raghuraman C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

History enthusiast will find the place really interesting. Battle of 1776 and the aftermath has significance in american independence war history.In addition it is beautiful ground and one can follow the victory trail to reach here. Took some nice pictures in the ground

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Thank Anwesha G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

For people who are interested in history,it doesn't get much better than this.There are period buildings,and even period trees (stumps).Lots to see and do. Prepare for some walking.

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new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

No, there isn't much to see here. The city of Princeton should be ashamed as should the NJ State Parks of the conditions here. There is probably more money being spent on keeping the lawn mowed here then money being used where it should be. I was here at 6:30 on a Saturday evening, and while there was only one... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 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 bubbles 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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Pennington, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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