Visit the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton


New Jersey is considered the Cross Roads of
the American Revolution and its center point is here in Trenton and the Old Barracks Museum.
The Old Barracks was built in 1758 and is the last remaining barracks building of its
type in all of North America. The Old Barracks bore witness to The Battles
of Trenton, and became a Revolutionary War army hospital for the purpose of inoculating
soldiers against smallpox. The Old Barracks Museum has many items from
the mid to late 18th century. We also have a pine tree flag, which is believed to be
the oldest American flag in existence. We have three galleries that feature the history
of the French and Indian War, the Battles of Trenton, and the women who saved the barracks
in the beginning of the 20th century. Inside the Old Barracks Museum you’ll find a building
designed to hold about 300 enlisted men. These soldiers would be drilling, cooking, mending
clothing; this place being so much better than being out on campaign. The Old Barracks is very important because
it tells the story of the Battles of Trenton, you can see artifacts and learn about where
the troops were; how Washington pulled this major feat off, of having two distinct bodies
of troops come together at just the right moment to attack the Hessians at Trenton. Check out our website for more information
on group tours and the special events we have throughout the year. Come out and relive history
at the Old Barracks Museum!

2 thoughts on “Visit the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton

  1. I love the old barracks you know why i volunteer thers every Friday or when they deed me but I'm very happy and proud should Beautiful and historical building

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