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Old Barracks Museum

Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Traveling to 1777

The place it self tell the stories and history of the first men that defended this country. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Treasure in Trenton

We were not sure this was really a stop we wanted to make after visiting the Philly Museum of the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place it self tell the stories and history of the first men that defended this country. The guides and reenactment is great!

Thank Adventurer234246
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were not sure this was really a stop we wanted to make after visiting the Philly Museum of the American Revolution but it was a great 2 hours’ visit. Our costumed guide was Daryian who not only is very knowledgeable and interesting but gave...More

Thank parrothead99
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Never made any effort in prior trips to family in Morrisville and I’m glad I made this visit 👍 Brendan the tour guide was interesting and informative👏 I’ll return when my partner visits USA 🇺🇸 with me next time

Thank jimboSaundersfoot
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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.

1  Thank Michael R
Reviewed 31 August 2018

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

2  Thank 2Yorkies
Reviewed 31 August 2018

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+++

1  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

1  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

2  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
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20 September 2018|
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Response from OldBarracks | Property representative |
Hello! We just updated our admission prices so the cost for seniors is now $8.
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.