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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Bay Village, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This place is great. It is very historically accurate and the guide we had knew her history. This place is a must for any visit to this area.

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

This is a great place to stop at in Trenton on your Revolutionary Tour. Great for families or by yourself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Pure history. Fun for different ages. For a full day trip, go here and then walk to the NJ State Museum/Planetarium. There's a museum, gift shop, and different types of rooms inside. Tour guides have always been fantastic, above and beyond. Maybe many people don't visit because Trenton doesn't have a good rep, but it should. This is truly great.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Old barracks for soldiers during French Indian war. Nice exhibits and guided tour. School age children will definitely gain a lot knowledge on history and even inoculation and vaccination . visited on museum day live and was a great visit.

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Bowmanville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit here in a trip from Ontario because it was cheap and seemed like a neat tour. Definitely not worth more than what they charge, but totally worth the 8 dollars. Not a lot to see and more of a listening tour but we learned lots!

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is an almost hidden historic treasure. Surrounded by modern-day highways and impressive buildings, The Old Barracks Museum is a must see for historians and lovers of anything "George Washington." Our tour guide was dressed in period costume, expressive and very well informed about every detail of historic events which commenced during the Colonial period. An excellent movie about our... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

its ok to visit, if you are interested in history, specially if you are interested in the contribution of trenton in american revolution. There is a need to update the place.. but its something to visit and check out...

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