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Princeton Battle Monument, Princeton

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The Princeton Battle Monument is located in Princeton, New Jersey, adjacent to Morven and Princeton's borough hall. The Monument commemorates the January 3, 1777 Battle of Princeton, and depicts General George Washington leading his troops to victory and the death of General Hugh Mercer. It stands 50 feet (15 m) tall and was inspired by carvings on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Designed to visually anchor the western end of Nassau Street, the monument and its park are a legacy of the City Beautiful movement.
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  • A nice monument honoring a very important battle in our history. The monument is enormous in easy to find 
    A nice monument honoring a very important battle in our history. The monument is enormous in easy to find  more »
  • Worth a stop to see the homage to the patriots of the American Revolution. I actually sat in the park and ate lunch. Worth a fly by. 
    Worth a stop to see the homage to the patriots of the American Revolution. I actually sat in the park and ate lunch. Worth a fly by.  more »
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  • Free Parking here for a walk into Princeton. Take time to read the inscription on the monument and historical information in other nearby signage. For a quiet walk away from Princeton's main retail center, walk the streets directly behind the monument and the Suzanne Patterson center past old, stately homes, cottages, and a mix of new and old architecture. Great in spring and summer when things are in bloom.
  • This monument is an amazing place to take photos at. I particularly like it after dark. There is free (weekends) parking lot behind here. There is also a small park with benches for a quick rest

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