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Address:
101 Barrack Street
Trenton , New Jersey 08608

Contact Information:
Phone: 609-396-1776
Website: www.barracks.org

Hours:
Mon.-Sat. 10AM-5PM.
Closed Thanksgiving, Dec. 24 & 25, New Year's Day and Easter.

Admission/Tickets:
$8 Adults



Old Barracks Museum

The Gallery at the Old Barracks offers periodic exhibits that relate to Colonial New Jersey and the American Revolution. Past gallery exhibits have focused on the Battle of Trenton, Hessians in America, women's roles in historic preservation, and on selections from the museum's collection of antiques and artifacts.

Gallery Exhibit Tours are designed to supplement school tours and other programs at the Old Barracks. The process of viewing and discussing the exhibit triggers critical thinking about the objects and the time in history in which they were made and used.

The Trenton Barracks was built in 1758 by the colony of New Jersey and served as winter quarters for British "regulars" returning from fighting in campaigns in the frontier regions of the French and Indian War in response to colonists' discontent with the forced quartering of troops in private homes.

The exhibit examines the role of the Lenape/Delaware people of New Jersey and nearby Pennsylvania in the French & Indian War. An original Lenape dugout canoe and excavated Lenape tools and pipes will be displayed. Trentonian, William Trent's relationship with the Delawares will be examined. His embroidered waistcoat made for him for an appearance at the Court of St. James after his defense of Fort Pitt in 1763 will be presented.

Additional displays include: maps showing the locations of numerous forts in the Upper Delaware county; examples of original weapons, ceramics and period NJ ephemera; the only surviving "Pine Tree Flag" which is among the third or fourth oldest surviving flags of any type in North America or the British Isles; lifelike mannequins depicting a private soldier of the Jersey Blues, a private soldier of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Regiment of Foot, and a Delaware warrior; and the individual names of the many Jersey Blues killed or captured at Oswego in 1756, Sabbath Day Point and Fort William Henry (depicted in the "Last of the Mohicans") in 1757.

                                                                    Hours and Rates

 Monday-Saturday, 10am - 5pm

Guided tours on the hourlast tour starts at 4pm
 
Closed Jan.1st, Easter, Thanksgiving, Dec. 24th-25th

 

$8 Adults, $6 Seniors/ Students 

Association Members, Active US Military Personnel, and children 5 & under are free.

 

 

 
 

 


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