We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Learn about the battle fought here.”

Princeton Battlefield State Park
Ranked #12 of 50 things to do in Princeton
Attraction details
Metuchen, New Jersey
Level Contributor
351 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Learn about the battle fought here.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Here you can learn a lot about our past history and especially battles. Not open all the time but on nice grounds with a small museum.

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
Thank Arline Z
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

70 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    25
    26
    17
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Raritan, New Jersey
Level Contributor
47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Princeton Battlefield - site of Gen. George Washington's first victory over the British”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

New Jersey is chock full of American Revolutionary War sites. But I found the Princeton Battlefield State Park to be one of the most interesting. It was here that the American troops under the command of Gen. Washington had their first victory over the British. The Clark House is situated on this site and was used by both armies during the course of the war here. It was where the mortally wounded General Hugh Mercer (for whom Mercer county is named) was treated for his wounds and subsequently died. The house is filled with all sorts of Revolutionary War-related memorabilia.

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank jjcbird
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Plainfield, New Jersey
Level Contributor
84 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Marraiage”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

I actually was outside in this park for a marriage that took place between a scientist and a wine enthusiast. The surrounding were beautiful.

Helpful?
Thank Melissa M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Princeton, New Jersey
Level Contributor
24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Story. Not much to see.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

The story behind the Princeton Battlefield is truly remarkable and helps you appreciate how difficult the struggle for independence really was. However, there's really not much to see unless there is a re-enactment happening.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank DandyAndy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Elkin, North Carolina
Level Contributor
60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Enjoyed the Area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

The Princeton Battlefield State Park was a very calming place considering the violence that took place there in 1777. We did not drive into the park, but pulled to the side of the road designated for parking for those who want to visit the areas on either side of Mercer Road. On one side is the Ionic Colonnade that was designed by Thomas U. Walter, architect of the US Capital. On the other side is the remains of the stump of the Mercer Oak. General Hugh Mercer, who was wounded in the battle, was placed under the oak because he refused to leave the battle. He was later moved to the Clark House were he died. A smaller oak is growing next to were the Mercer Oak stood. This oak was grown from an acorn from the original oak tree. The fall color of the leaves made it a perfect place for photos of the area. We did not visit the Clark House because of time, but hope to go again on our next visit.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank spirit62
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Princeton Battlefield State Park also viewed

 

Been to Princeton Battlefield State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing