Old Barracks Museum: North America’s Last Remaining British Military Barracks Is Only a 30-Minute Drive from The Residences at Palmer Square

Princeton is a town steeped in history, but diehard history buffs are encouraged to venture beyond our town's limits. That's the only way to discover the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton, a Revolutionary War site that's about 13 miles from The Residences at Palmer Square.

Built in 1758, this colonial barracks — the last of its kind in North America, per the museum's website — provided shelter to British soldiers during the French and Indian War. It was also used by American troops during the Revolutionary War, then lived on to serve as a military hospital and private homes before becoming a museum in October 1903. Today, the Old Barracks Museum is owned and maintained by the state of New Jersey.

Every year, tens of thousands of visitors explore the barracks to experience living history as costumed docents provide guided tours. Don't depart without a lap around the museum's Quartermaster's Store, home to handicrafts, teas, candles, and gifts with a colonial theme!

Old Barracks Museum
101 Barrack St
Trenton, NJ 08608
(609) 396-1776