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Old Barracks Museum

Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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International group visit

Enjoyed the visit. Heard a lot of the colonial & revolutionary war history with a docent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
iristravels
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new jersey
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Patriots' Week

I visited years ago on my own and enjoyed the museum, but it is quite the experience during... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tosl
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nj, usa
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 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 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the visit. Heard a lot of the colonial & revolutionary war history with a docent tour. Visited the barracks & officer's quarters...quite interesting. Small gift shop with moderately priced items.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited years ago on my own and enjoyed the museum, but it is quite the experience during Patriot's Week (Dec 26-31). My wife and I, along with our 9 year old daughters, enjoyed the running battle through Trenton (30 minutes) and then visited the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tosl
Reviewed November 28, 2018

I went on an evening tour at the Barracks. This tour was all about light.You really appreciate present day life after a tour like this. Tour talked and demonstrated what it was like to walk around at night with a candle. Knowledgeable and friendly tour...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

This place is Outstanding and we (Americans) should all strive to visit these types of places. My wife and I were visiting family in Jersey & spent a couple of hours at the Barracks. Our guide was incredible and very well versed in the Era...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful afternoon with beautiful table settings, delicious foods and teas and very interesting lecture! Staff was informative and engaging!! Now this is our new Mother’s Day Tradition!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

The place it self tell the stories and history of the first men that defended this country. The guides and reenactment is great!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

We were not sure this was really a stop we wanted to make after visiting the Philly Museum of the American Revolution but it was a great 2 hours’ visit. Our costumed guide was Daryian who not only is very knowledgeable and interesting but gave...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Never made any effort in prior trips to family in Morrisville and I’m glad I made this visit 👍 Brendan the tour guide was interesting and informative👏 I’ll return when my partner visits USA 🇺🇸 with me next time

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Build during the French and Indian war, the Barracks is best know for housing Hessian soldiers in December 1776. The place is steeped in history. It is also a great venue for a group outing, party or whatever.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Michael R
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Living history. A must see AUTHENTIC experience. Truly unique, a true treasure in Trenton, New Jersey

Date of experience: May 2018
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Skippack86
September 19, 2018|
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Response from OldBarracks | Property representative |
Hello! We just updated our admission prices so the cost for seniors is now $8.
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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 hyppbytc69 | Reviewed this property |
not in that area, but maybe at a shopping center near by.
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