• 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.

In December 1776, American troops 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 miles 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.

The Old Barracks is also one of the earliest sites in NJ preserved by women. Beulah A. Oliphant purchased and restored the property in the 1899 with the support of the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution—a group that she founded. The Old Barracks successfully opened as a museum in 1903. Today, the restored barracks is home to an interpretive museum, galleries, gift shop, and meeting space.


  • 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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