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Old Barracks Museum

Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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First Visit Since 5th Grade

My family and I visited this past summer; it was the first time I had been to the Barracks museum... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mattchand
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Sussex, Canada
An incredible find in the city

My friends and I came across this place on a recent trip to the Revolutionary War Princeton... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2019
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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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101 Barrack St, Trenton, NJ 08608-2007
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My family and I visited this past summer; it was the first time I had been to the Barracks museum since a 5th grade field trip! Everything was well presented, and the tour guide was well-informed and fun.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank mattchand
Reviewed May 7, 2019

My friends and I came across this place on a recent trip to the Revolutionary War Princeton battlefield. It's a hidden gem in Trenton and clearly a place you want to visit if you have any interest in history or the Revolutionary War. Parking was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Joe H
Reviewed April 17, 2019

Students really enjoyed the visit especially when they had them join the army and would shoot the Gun.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Katherine C
OldBarracks, Public Relations Manager at Old Barracks Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2019

Hi Katherine, thank you for the great review! We're happy to hear your students always had a great time on their field trip! If you would like to bring them back for a tour, please email us at groups@barracks.org. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed April 13, 2019

How many of us grew up on the story of Washington crossing the Delaware on an icy Christmas Eve, his soldiers leaving bloody footprints in the snow as they hiked to Trenton, and then defeating the hated Hessians? This is where the tradition of America's...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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OldBarracks, Public Relations Manager at Old Barracks Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2019

Thank you for your thoughtful review! We're happy to hear you had a great time and learned a lot!

Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

Hidden gem. 3 galleries and a guided walking tour. The tour guide, Darrin's knowledge of the barrack is extensive and shared so easily. Highly recommend spending a few hours at this historic site.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2019

The tour guide (Darrian?) was fantastic! His knowledge of the of the revolutionary war was extensive and his presentation skills were top notch. His description of medical procedures of the time period were fascinating. We really enjoyed our visit (and the squirrel)

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 16, 2019 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
Thank iristravels
Reviewed December 30, 2018

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
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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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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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