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State House Civics Tours

December 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 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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10:00 am

Civil War Flag Unveiling

December 28, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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First Battle Reenactment

December 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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, 2019 @ 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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Puppet Show: The Trouble with Trenton

December 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Warren Street Plaza 101 North Warren Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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Free

Warren Street Plaza, 101 North Warren St. (Corner of N. Warren and Hanover Streets) 12PM & 2PM 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. Free. […]

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1:00 pm

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

December 28, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Second Battle Reenactment

December 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mill Hill Park (Corner of Broad & Front Streets) 165 E. Front Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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Free

See the action of the Battle of the Assunpink in Mill Hill Park! Having 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 […]

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4:30 pm

Assunpink Firewalk

December 28, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Mill Hill Park (Corner of Broad & Front Streets) 165 E. Front Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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Free

Join Mayor Gusciora on the Iron Bridge in Mill Hill Park and a colorful cast to usher in a new holiday tradition in the city of Trenton. As darkness fall, watch Continental Soldiers light 13 torches along the south bank and hear a dramatic reading of Thomas Paine's "The American Crisis".The City of Trenton in […]

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