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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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  • Although the Battle of Princeton in 1777 gets the attention the park is also the site of the only statue to Albert Einstein in Princeton. A lovely statue with some great quotes and well worth a visit....  more »
  • The Princeton Battle Monument is barely a two minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Nassau Street and it is worth the effort to visit. Even if you just sit on one of the benches and enjoy the ...  more »
  • The monument to the historic Revolutionary War Battle of Princeton sits is a beautiful little park just West of downtown. The park is tree lined and also has a small memorial to Albert Einstein and a ...  more »
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  • Princeton is full of great historical locations, this monument details the historical battle of Princeton during the revolutionary war.
  • Interesting looking monument, not really worth going out of your way for.
  • It is open to the public. It is a good place to get fresh air and learn some US history.
  • Bring your kid here. Let them ring the bell!
  • I love it!