• All year
  • Monday - Saturday
  • 10 - 5
  • Guided tours
  • self guided tours
  • video
  • school programs
  • annual special events
  • Gift shop
  • bus parking (off site)
  • ADA accessible programs and restrooms
  • Adults $8
  • children and seniors $6

Old Barracks Museum

101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ 08608

(609) 396-1776


The only remaining barrack structure in NJ, the Old Barracks was built in 1758 to accommodate British soldiers during the French and Indian War. Today, the restored barracks is home to an interpretive museum, galleries, gift shop, and meeting space. ● In December 1776, American retreating from a year-long series of defeats in New Jersey crossed the Delaware southward into Pennsylvania to escape the British army. Then, on Christmas night, American troops under General Washington recrossed the river a few mile north of Trenton and won a stunning victory the next morning over British and Hessian troops housed in the Old Barracks. During the Revolutionary War, the barracks was one of Washington's military hospitals.


WHAT TO SEE AND DO

  • Tour the museum exhibits
  • Take a guided tour
  • Participate in family programs
  • See the Annual Battle of Trenton Reenactment
  • Join For King and Colony: French and Indian War Weekend

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