The Old Barracks Museum, also known just as the Old Barracks, is a historic building located at 101 Barracks Street in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey. Built in 1758 to house soldiers of the British Army, it is the only remaining colonial barracks in the state and is one of the only tangible surviving elements of the 1776 Battle of Trenton. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 25, 1971 and listed as a National Historic Landmark on November 28, 1972, for its significance in military history. It is now a state-run historic site and museum.Before you visit Trenton, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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We visited here and we had a really great time! The performers stay completely in character and were very informative. We met with a revolutionary Doctor who spoke of how he would car for the... more »
The museum should welcome those who decide to visit on the spur of the moment and not essentially discourage them by limiting visitation to those who book in advance. I tried to visit today and was... more »
The actors were fantastic and catered to not just the kids who we had on the field trip, but the adults who attended as well. Very fun premise to "step back in time" and act as though it were the 1770s, as well as the idea to involve the kids as much as possible. Everything was also handicap accessible, which was a huge worry (although it is a tight squeeze in the halls and elevator!) My favorite part was getting to watch them fire a musket blank.
Marvelous tour and very insightful guide. I highly recommend the experience to those that have children and an interest in American history!
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