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  • 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

British Occupation Day - Old Barracks Museum

  • December 07, 2019
  • Address: 101 Barrack St., Trenton, NJ 08608

British Occupation Day Saturday, December 7th 10 AM - 5 PM Come to the Old Barracks this December as the 17th Regiment of Infantry returns as they ... View details

Fall Lecture Series: The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold, Joyce Malcolm

  • November 21, 2019
  • Address: 101 Barrack St., Trenton, NJ 08608

The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold: An American Life, Joyce Malcolm Thursday, November 21 | 7 PM Doors Open at 6:30 PM Finalist, 2019 George Washington... View details

Light and Life in the Colonies - Old Barracks Museum

  • November 19, 2019
  • Address: 101 Barrack St., Trenton, NJ 08608

Light & Life in the Colonies Tuesday, November 5 & Tuesday, November 19 Museum opens at 6:45 PM; Tour begins at 7 PM Tour the Old Barracks ... View details



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