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Old Barracks Museum, Trenton

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The Old Barracks was at the center of the Battle(s) of Trenton, 1776, and was used by the British and Hessians. Later, it served as a military hospital and was the site of perhaps the world's first large-scale smallpox inoculations.
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  • It is amazing to think that a building of such historical importance is located right in New Jersey. The tour guides (in period costumes) are a wealth of information and present it fairly well. Don't ...  more »
  • 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 ...  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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