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New Jersey State Museum

December 26 @ 9:00 am - December 31 @ 4:45 pm
New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Closed Monday NEW Featured exhibit: “Preserving the Pinelands: Albert Horner’s Portraits of a National Treasure.” Plus many more galleries in history, art and science.  Free

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Planetarium Shows

December 26 @ 9:00 am - December 31 @ 4:45 pm
New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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$5

Planetarium shows include a live demonstration of the sky set to December 25, 1776. Learn about the constellations and planets that occupied the sky on the stormy evening when George Washington crossed the Delaware! All shows are suitable for general audiences. Show schedule: 10:30am “Season of Light”; 11:30am “Laser Holiday Magic”; 1:30pm “CapCOM Go!”  Tickets: […]

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Tours of the Old Barracks

December 26 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ NJ United States
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The Old Barracks Museum offers tours that detail Trenton’s role in the 18th century, as well as the details of the Battle of Trenton. Tickets: $10 adults; $8 students and seniors; Free - Children 5 and under, Active Duty Military, and Old Barracks Association Members. (Closed Sunday)

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State House Civics Tours

December 26 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 3:00 pm
New Jersey State House, 145 West State Street
Trenton, NJ United States
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10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM, & 3 PM (Closed Saturday) New Jersey State House (Enter via the State House Annex 145 West State Street) Learn about New Jersey’s legislative process and how to participate in the shaping of public policy. Visitors will visit the Legislative portion of the State House […]

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Musket Demonstrations

December 26 @ 12:00 pm - December 31 @ 2:00 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ NJ United States
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Soldiers of the NJ Line of the Continental Army will drill and fire their muskets on the Parade ground of the Old Barracks Museum. Included with Old Barracks admission. (Monday through Friday; 1:00pm only on Saturday. Closed Sunday)

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The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie

December 26 @ 12:30 pm - December 31 @ 4:00 pm
Trenton City Museum in Ellarslie Manson, 299 Parkside Ave
Trenton, NJ 08606 United States
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(Closed Monday and Tuesday) Fee: Pay as you wish

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Tours of the Trent House

December 26 @ 12:30 pm - December 29 @ 4:00 pm
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William Trent House Museum, 15 Market St
Trenton, NJ 08611 United States
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$5

(Closed Monday & Tuesday) Take a tour of the country estate owned by William Trent, for whom the City of Trenton is named. Tickets: $5 adults, $4 children & seniors.

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10:00 am

Civil War Flag Unveiling

December 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
New Jersey State Museum 205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Free

Enjoy a gallery talk and ceremony unveiling the latest rotation of historic flags from the NJ Civil War Flag Collection, one of the largest collections of its kind in the nation. With flag historian David Martin and State Museum Curator Nicholas Ciotola.

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11:00 am

First Battle Reenactment

December 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ NJ United States
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Experience the excitement of the Battle of Trenton live! Following the all-night crossing and nine-mile march from McKonkey’s Ferry with a sleet storm at their backs, Washington’s little army of 2,400 men and 18 cannons arrived in Trenton around 8:00am on the morning of December 26, 1776. Generals Washington and Greene surrounded the northern part […]

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12:00 pm

Puppet Show: The Trouble with Trenton

December 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Warren Street Plaza, 101 North Warren Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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Free

A “mini” historical look at some amazing American history presented with marionettes and rod puppets - and lots of help from the audience! The show includes live music, large puppets and props, and plenty of “revolting” action.  In case of weather: First Presbyterian Church, 120 East State Street.

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1:00 pm

Trenton in 1775: Historic Tour Led by Dr. Sharon Ann Holt

December 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St. Michael’s Church 140 North Warren Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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Washington’s army and the Hessian occupation each brought 1500 men into Trenton, then a town of only 500 souls and two major streets. Thanks to Hunter Research, we now know a lot about those Trentonians. Trenton Friends Meeting invites you to walk the early streets with Penn State historian, Dr. Sharon Ann Holt, meeting Trenton’s […]

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Hogmanay! Scottish Celebration of the New Year

December 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1719 William Trent House Museum 15 Market Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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Free

Closing out the 300th year since the construction of the 1719 William Trent House will be the celebration of Hogmanay in honor of Trent’s Scottish heritage. Come hear bagpipes, learn about Hogmanay traditions, eat Scottish meat pasties and other seasonal treats, and send your wishes for 2019 up in smoke. Plenty of free parking.

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2:15 pm

“My Brave Fellows”

December 28 @ 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Old Barracks Museum 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ NJ United States
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With enlistments about to end, Washington’s officers compel the Soldiers of the Continental Army to stay on six more weeks beyond the end of their enlistments. Included in $5 admission.

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3:00 pm

Second Battle Reenactment

December 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mill Hill Park (Corner of Broad & Front Streets), 165 E. Front Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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See the action of the Battle of the Assunpink in Mill Hill ParkHaving abandoned Trenton shortly after the battle on December 26, Washington re-crossed with a much larger army later in the week upon learning the British had not re-occupied Trenton. On the morning of January 2, 1777, he dispatched a small brigade up what […]

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250th Logo Contest Announcement

December 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Douglass House, Mill Hill Park, 165 E. Front Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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The New Jersey Historical Commission and Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area cordially invite you to attend the announcement of the winner of the Revolution NJ Logo Contest. This contest is part of preparations to mark the 250th anniversary of the United States in 2026. Join us for this big announcement; light refreshments […]

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7:00 pm

Musical Workshop Reading of The Crossing: The Ten Crucial Days The Musical

December 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Adath Israel Synagogue, 1958 Lawrenceville Rd.
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 United States
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The sacrifice…the glory…the musical! Come see a sneak previewof scenes from a revolutionary new musical in development. Thisis the story about the times that tried men’s souls. Historicallyaccurate, heart-pounding, and patriotic, The Crossing and the TenCrucial Days presents inspiring tunes that are both poignant andfull of humor. Actors portray the officers, the men, and the […]

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