|Address:||101 Barrack St, Trenton, NJ 08608, USA|
|Working:||10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM 10AM–5PM Closed|
Really a great museum at a great price! Tons of interesting exhibits and artifacts, as well as a great tour through the restored Barracks building that was used by soldiers during the Revolutionary War and the 7 Years War. I have been to a lot of museums, Revolutionary History is a hobby of mine, and I can tell you that this museum is everything a museum should be. There is s a guided tour led by people dressed in old fashioned clothes, the tour guide takes you through several rooms that have been restored to look the way they did in the 1770s. I was blown away by the level of detail. They even had copies of actual pamphlets that people read back then, plus things like clothes, guns, and furniture that were all period accurate. It really captured the imagination. The other parts of the museum were just as good. After the tour ends, you are free to browse around some other areas and look at the exhibits. They have sections for the Revolutionary War and also the 7 Years War (the war before the Revolution). They had several real artifacts such as guns and swords owned by soldiers at the time and an old 400 year old canoe used by natives. Also interesting paintings, and lots of good information explaining the exhibits. The exhibit halls were smallish, but I didnt mind. I have given bad reviews to museums before (stay away from the Boston Tea Party Museum, its over-priced and underwhelming). But this museum is a great, and at $8 per person it was well worth the price of admission.
This is one of the few Revolutionary War era Barracks left and this site is constantly in danger of being shut down. The annual re-enactment that is held there (usually the Saturday after Christmas) is a great time to go and see the place in all of its Revolutionary color. Fife and Drum corps along with Hessian, British, and American re-enactors retrace the battle down the main street in some of the places that it occurred on December 26, 1776. This battle saved Washingtons army from completely dissolving, was the stepping stone to his victory later in Princeton, and by encamping at Morristown in 1776-1777, Washington completely changed the way the British held and dealt with New Jersey. The Battle of Trenton literally saved the Revolution from dying that winter in 1776. I have been attending the re-enactment for over 10 years and never had any issue with the locals. Support this site by going there and if you are a resident of NJ, tell your elected officials what an important site this is to preserve.
A true Gem hidden in Trenton. While perhaps not being as well known or traveled as other sites of significance from the 18th Century the Old Barracks really has so much to offer. They have a great informative/engaging staff who really help to bring the barracks to life. The exhibits and reconstructed sections of the barracks really do help to provide a window into the past. Id definitely recommend the Old Barracks to anyone interested in history.
OK, the barracks are nice but doing anything in Trenton is at your own risk. I have no problem strolling through the streets of New Orleans at midnight but Trenton is the biggest s---hole I have ever seen. There is NO good area in the entire city. Dont go there, just keep your family safe and head to Philly or NY
Great local piece of history. Hadnt been here since I was young, took the kids on a whim and they had a great time. A few of the reenactors participated in a speed reloading contest with their muskets for a local news crew - the winner was able to fire 4 rounds in just over 1 minute.
The Old Barracks is a historical gem. While a small venue, it goes back to 1758 and the French and Indian war. It also played a significant role in the Revolution. Its well maintained.
the staff here really appreciates the history of the building. very knowledgeable and they even make their own clothes in order to add to the authenticity
A Private User
Went there when I was little hoping to go again before they close the doors Old Barracks was the main reason I wanted to learn more about American History.
A nice little bit of history in the middle of Trenton. The staff was friendly and made it interesting for kids, but there really was not much else to do.
Вхід платний. Парковка велика. Красива будівля. Цікаво.
Wonderful museum of Trentons history during the US revolution. Visiting when they have reenactors dressed in period costumes is an added bonus!
These barracks are build in 1758 and they were used in 1776 by the Hessian troops who supported the British during the Revolutionary War.
I was on a field trip, and it was extremely interesting. You can learn about different aspects of life in the Old Barracks.
very well run.very pleasant and friendly staff-well informed and enthusiastic.well maintained.good historic site
Was an amazing tour, our tour guide was wonderful and stuffed a ton of information into an hour.
Está chévere e interesante....
A Private User
Had to drop the kids off last night for a party... It was good until a fight broke out
Beautiful restoration and exhibits, knowledgeable interpreters and great gift shop
Great little tour. Guide was personable and warm. Grounds are packed with history
Great historical fort, live re-enactment brings revaluationary era to life
Really cool museum with enthusiastic and very knowledgeable staff.
Stopped there during Patriots week. Loved the tour!
Capt. Gerry Hare
A Great place to relive American Revolution History
Very interesting for parents and children
Very interesting place. I really liked it
Very cool museum in the heart of Trenton.
Cool costumes and history coming to life
Fascinating history! Great guide!
Spooky place, but great docents.
Truly historic, great exhibits
Cool place lots of history
Excellent place to visit.