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Old Barracks Museum

101 Barrack St, Trenton, NJ 08608-2007
+1 609-396-1776
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Park at the State Building parking garage...free. Barracks dating back to 1758. Tours are every... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
IllinoisKate1
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Chicago, Illinois
A Hidden Gem with Fred as one of the highlights of our visit to Trenton

A Hidden Gem with Fred as one of the highlights of our visit to Trenton. A must see as this is the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bill L
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Buffalo, New York
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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101 Barrack St, Trenton, NJ 08608-2007
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Park at the State Building parking garage...free. Barracks dating back to 1758. Tours are every hour on the hour, 10Am to 4PM. Start your tour by watching a short film and display. Recommend not going when there are school tours. We were lucky to get...More

Thank IllinoisKate1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A Hidden Gem with Fred as one of the highlights of our visit to Trenton. A must see as this is the only pre-revolutionary war barracks left standing. Freds knowledge of history and stories make this place come alive. Restoration and tour were amazing. Don't...More

Thank Bill L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to be in Trenton to drop my mom off at the airport and decided to check out this place. It was on the Blue Star Museums list (free admission for military families during the summer), so I figured it was worth a shot. I...More

Thank Tiffany D
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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

We are on holiday from England and being history buffs was looking forward to this but wow what a let down. We arrived and the lady explained there would be 1 school group booked in LIE 1 but it would not spoil our visit as...More

Thank Margaret C
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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Came here because my family was in Trenton for a couple hours and the reviews were amazing. When we got to the barracks we got told that our tour would be with a school group and that we would be taken out of the school...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Troop 10 Monmouth Jct. visited the Old Barracks on April 7-8, 2018. Our guide's enthusiasm and passion for history was awesome! They went well above and beyond our expectations. This is truly a trip well worth taking!

Thank Linda E
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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Great Revolutionary War museum with interesting programs. Excellent for families with children. A Trenton treasure.

Thank Liz J
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Very knowledgable staff that fully engaged my family of teenage boys. A diamond in the rough...I learned a lot of history from this tour.

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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the tour and displays especially the battle diorama. Very interesting to see the quarters of the military as well as the excavation outside. Must see!

Thank Joanna O
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Reviewed November 21, 2017

There is abundant off-street parking. The Barracks are attractive, but the range of exhibits is limited and not particularly interesting. Staff/volunteers are dedicated, energetic, and well informed.

Thank Stanner57
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rochopp
May 17, 2016|
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Response from OldBarracks | Property representative |
We are ADA compliant, and there are chairs and benches in the rooms along the tour where you can sit, as well as benches in our galleries.
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RobertWLindner
April 17, 2016|
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Response from DENISE G | Reviewed this property |
not in that area, but maybe at a shopping center near by.
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