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Old Barracks Museum, Trenton

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The Old Barracks was at the center of the Battle(s) of Trenton, 1776, and was used by the British and Hessians. Later, it served as a military hospital and was the site of perhaps the world's first large-scale smallpox inoculations.
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  • There is abundant off-street parking. The Barracks are attractive, but the range of exhibits is limited and not particularly interesting. Staff/volunteers are dedicated, energetic, and well informed.  more »
  • Great historical museum. Besides a tour of the barracks, there are three rooms about the history of the barracks and the French and Indian War. There‚Äôs also a video of battles of Trenton and Princeton...  more »
  • We really got a good idea of what it was like during the Revolution for the soldiers staying there. It was restored and worth the time, After the tour we saw a short film about the patriots and that w...  more »
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  • Building and exhibits are great. Tour guide knew more than he could've shared in a weeklong tour! Staff was great and friendly. Passing thru from out of state and not only did I get a historical lesson on the barracks, but on the whole state and country! Would recommend to anybody looking for entertainment and information
  • Very cool and histprical place. All staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend going during a reenactment.
  • Awesome place for people of all ages to visit to learn about American History during the Revolutionary War era.
  • Small museum, very well done. Interesting exhibits and knowledgeable guides on the tour
  • Great local piece of history. Hadn't 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.

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