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Old Barracks Museum

Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Old Barracks is a must see for Histry Buffs

Build during the French and Indian war, the Barracks is best know for housing Hessian soldiers in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Michael R

Living history. A must see AUTHENTIC experience. Truly unique, a true treasure in Trenton, New... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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In 1758, the Old Barracks was constructed to house British troops during the French and Indian War. During the Revolutionary War, the barracks was one of Washington's military hospitals. Today, the building is home to an interpretive museum...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
101 Barrack St, Trenton, NJ 08608-2007
+1 609-396-1776
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Build during the French and Indian war, the Barracks is best know for housing Hessian soldiers in December 1776. The place is steeped in history. It is also a great venue for a group outing, party or whatever.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Living history. A must see AUTHENTIC experience. Truly unique, a true treasure in Trenton, New Jersey

1  Thank 2Yorkies
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not only an outstanding and very alive museum, made even better by the exceptional dedication of its staff and volunteers, but a peice of key history of NJ and the early US. Higly recommended AAA+++

Thank gabrielgpavon2018
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Park at the State Building parking garage...free. Barracks dating back to 1758. Tours are every hour on the hour, 10Am to 4PM. Start your tour by watching a short film and display. Recommend not going when there are school tours. We were lucky to get...More

Thank IllinoisKate1
Reviewed 14 June 2018

A Hidden Gem with Fred as one of the highlights of our visit to Trenton. A must see as this is the only pre-revolutionary war barracks left standing. Freds knowledge of history and stories make this place come alive. Restoration and tour were amazing. Don't...More

1  Thank Bill L
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Had to be in Trenton to drop my mom off at the airport and decided to check out this place. It was on the Blue Star Museums list (free admission for military families during the summer), so I figured it was worth a shot. I...More

2  Thank Tiffany D
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We are on holiday from England and being history buffs was looking forward to this but wow what a let down. We arrived and the lady explained there would be 1 school group booked in LIE 1 but it would not spoil our visit as...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Came here because my family was in Trenton for a couple hours and the reviews were amazing. When we got to the barracks we got told that our tour would be with a school group and that we would be taken out of the school...More

1  Thank Lucyj96
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Troop 10 Monmouth Jct. visited the Old Barracks on April 7-8, 2018. Our guide's enthusiasm and passion for history was awesome! They went well above and beyond our expectations. This is truly a trip well worth taking!

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Great Revolutionary War museum with interesting programs. Excellent for families with children. A Trenton treasure.

Thank Liz J
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20 September 2018|
Response from Liz J | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the senior entrance fee is $6.00.
18 May 2016|
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Response from OldBarracks | Property representative |
We are ADA compliant, and there are chairs and benches in the rooms along the tour where you can sit, as well as benches in our galleries.
17 April 2016|
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Response from DENISE G | Reviewed this property |
not in that area, but maybe at a shopping center near by.