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Address: 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
Phone Number:
+1 609-396-1776
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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In 1758, the Old Barracks was constructed to house British troops during...

In 1758, the Old Barracks was constructed to house British troops during the French and Indian War. During the Revolutionary War, the barracks was one of Washington's military hospitals. Today, the building is home to an interpretive museum, galleries, gift shop, and meeting space. Guided tours start on the hour from 10 AM - 4 PM.

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An Under-Appreciated Historic Treasure

The only remaining quartering house from the French & Indian War days in the USA of its kind, I was sad that I was the only visitor during the time that I went. The tour was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Montreal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The only remaining quartering house from the French & Indian War days in the USA of its kind, I was sad that I was the only visitor during the time that I went. The tour was excellent, talking about the role of the barracks from the times of the British through the Hessians and up to George Washington and the... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best Rev War experience outside of Philadelphia Start with its historical significance: the only pre-Rev War British barracks in the US still standing -- and that it is crucial to the whole Washington Crossing the Delaware story (which is shown through a good little film and diorama and other exhibits). Add in one of the best interpretive experiences in the... More 

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Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is easy to cover in 1.5-2 hours if you take the hour tour and watch the 20 minute movie. You get a feel for what it was like to be a British soldier stationed in America in the 1700's and also learn about the famous Washington battles in Trenton and Princeton that were the turning point of the... More 

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is the best Rev War museum in NJ which is the "crossroads of the American Revolution. A good experience for all age groups. The battle of Trenton was a turning point in the war.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting and well-executed tours. Great staff and the gift shop is nice. Please take time to support this wonderful place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

a place that everyone should see. realistic and interesting exhibition. during the tour you can learn many things

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Morrisville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Wow! What a surprise to encounter this historical gem in the middle of Trenton. We were greeted by characters in costume who gave us a small-group tour. The tour was extremely interesting and afforded us a wonderful learning opportunity. Would not recommend for very young children. It may be beneficial to review the basics of revolutionary war history (our relationship... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

I have to say that I had low expectations. Day after Thanksgiving and overcast. A historical place I knew existed but didn't think much of it except for the story about the Hessians being drunk. Boy was I wrong! Our guide, Darian (I hope that's right) was so good; one of the better tour guides of any tour I have... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

The Old Barracks Museum is informative and the tour is not to be missed as it is part of history! It is very well done and the guides dress in authentic costumes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

A good activity to do in Trenton. Enjoyable the talk of our interpreter and the exhibits. Cute gift shop.

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