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Old Barracks Museum, Trenton

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Must see · Military Museum · Historic Site
The Old Barracks Museum, also known as Old Barracks, is a historic building located at 101 Barracks Street in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey. It is the only remaining colonial barracks in the state and is now used as a history museum. 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.
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  • As of this writing, they are open again. And what a treat. I'm a big Revolutionary War buff and was looking forward to visiting the sites in Trenton where George Washington sprung a surprise on the...  more »
  • Great museum and tour. Very knowledgeable guides. Soldier , shoe maker and tradesman all dressed in traditional outfits . Need about 1.5-2 hours. Beautiful buildings. Great history . Free parking.....  more »
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  • 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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