• Park: 7 days a week
  • dawn till dusk; Clarke House: Wednesday - Saturday 10 - 12
  • 1 - 4
  • Sunday 1-4
  • Guided tours
  • interpretive signs in park
  • school programs
  • special events
  • Bus parking
  • partial ADA (Clark House not accessible)
  • Free

Princeton Battlefield

500 Mercer Road, Princeton, NJ 08540-4810

(609) 921-0074


On January 3, 1777, the peaceful winter fields and woods of near Princeton were transformed into the site of what is considered to be the fiercest fight of its size during the American Revolution. During this desperate battle, American troops under General George Washington surprised and defeated a force of British Regulars. Coming at the end of "The Ten Crucial Days" which saw the well-known night crossing of the Delaware River and two battles in Trenton, the Battle of Princeton gave Washington his first victory against the British Regulars on the field.


WHAT TO SEE AND DO

  • Walk the Princeton Battlefield
  • Visit the Clarke House, which contains period furniture and Revolutionary War exhibits
  • See the Ionic Colonnade and a stone patio marking the grave of 21 British and 15 American soldiers killed in the battle
  • Hike the trails through the park
  • See the Princeton Battlefield Monument

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