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OLD BARRACKS MUSEUM

  • 101 Barrack St.
  • Trenton, NJ 08608
  • Artwork Creator: n/a
  • Hours: M-Sa, 10am-5pm; closed Thanksgiving, Dec. 24-25, Jan. 1, and Easter
  • Access: $8 for Adults; $6 for seniors (ages 62 +) and kids (ages 6 +) with ID; Free for kids ages 5 and under with family members and association members
  • Sponsor/Project: n/a
  • Project Date: 1757-58

“For a time preceding the year 1757, and especially during the French and Indian War, the colonists here were put in fear of a threatened invasion. Their desire that suitable protection be afforded them against the expected incursions of the savage Indians, and also that they be relieved of the burden and inconvenience of supporting soldiers quartered in their homes, found expression in petitions to the Legislature for the erection of barracks in the Colony, in which to house the troops of Great Britain mobilized for defensive purposes. In compliance with the prayers of these petitions the Legislature made an appropriation for the erection of the Trenton barracks, among others, and it stands today the only one remaining of the five built in 1757-58.” – Trenton Historical Society, A History of Trenton 1679-1929

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