Princeton Battle Monument, Princeton

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The Princeton Battle Monument is located in Princeton, New Jersey, adjacent to Morven and Princeton's borough hall. The Monument commemorates the January 3, 1777 Battle of Princeton, and depicts General George Washington leading his troops to victory and the death of General Hugh Mercer. It stands tall and was inspired by carvings on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Designed to visually anchor the western end of Nassau Street, the monument and its park are a legacy of the City Beautiful movement.HistoryDesignAn act of Congress in June 8, 1906 appropriated $30,000 to be given to the Princeton Battle Monument Association for the erection of a monument commemorating the Battle of Princeton. The association, which dated back to 1887 and included such local notables as Allan Marquand and Moses Taylor Pyne, was required to match the $30,000 with an equal sum raised independently. On February 24, 1908, having raised the requisite funds, the association commissioned prominent Beaux Arts sculptor Frederick MacMonnies to build the monument. The architectural design was done by Thomas Hastings of acclaimed firm Carrère and Hastings.
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  • While visiting Princeton University we walked two blocks to this little park. Although it was winter, one could imagine it being quite lovely when the plants were blooming. There a plenty of benches t...  more »
  • Two best things about this attraction is its location and accessibility 24/7 to all visitors. It is a landmark for Princeton and worth a sitting for a few minutes. The whole area of Princeton around t...  more »
  • nice place to walk around, read about the local history.and I loved the bust of Einstein,on a column which sits on emc square!  more »
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  • Some Revolutionary War history but it could use some TLC and imagination
  • Gorgeously carved memorial, but nearly no info on the battle itself for which the monument was erected.
  • This isn't really the battle monument it's the front of the Old Town Hall. I guess it is a revolutionary war Battle Monument but it's not the one that I usually think of the battlefield Monument.
  • Great monument, right on the edge of downtown Princeton; this will make it serve as a perfect ending or beginning (depending on where you are coming from) of a walk down Nassau Street.
  • This is just a monument in a park. There is parking nearby, and benches for sitting.
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