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Old Barracks Museum

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101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ NJ United States
609-396-1776 https://www.barracks.org/

December 2019

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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Tours of the Old Barracks


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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Tours of the Old Barracks

December 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ NJ United States
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Open for tours. 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.

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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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Musket Demonstrations


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 British Army in North America 1768-1783

December 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ NJ United States
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A presentation by Asher Lurie of the Old Barracks Museum describing the true story of the British soldiers and officers sent to defend and maintain the thirteen American Colonies.

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The Colonial Ball

December 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ NJ United States
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The Colonial Ball is your chance to mingle with the soldiers of the Battle ofTrenton and learn their favorite dance steps! You’ll be whisked away into the past as you learn the dance steps from Sue Dupre while John Burkhalter and Ridley and Anne Enslow perform music. Refreshments will be served. Advanced tickets required. $25.00 Non-member, $20 Member.

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December 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ NJ United States
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First Battle Reenactment


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 of town while General Sullivan struck the town along what is now West State Street, cutting off escape to the south over the Assunpink Creek.…

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“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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John Honeyman, Washington’s Spy: Unsung Hero or Urban Legend?

December 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ NJ United States
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The story of John Honeyman, the Griggstown, New Jersey butcher and cattle dealer who, according to legend, became a spy for General George Washington in the months leading up to the game-changing victory in the First Battle of Trenton, has intrigued and befuddled historians for more than one hundred years. This presentation by Tim Strollery will lay out the genesis of the story, explore the findings on each side of the Honeyman mystery, and ultimately invite attendees to join in…

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