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Princeton Battlefield State Park

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500 Mercer Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
(609) 921-0074 http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/princeton.html

On January 3, 1777, the peaceful winter fields and woods of Princeton Battlefield were transformed into the site of what is considered to be the fiercest fight of its size during the American Revolution. During this desperate battle, American troops under General George Washington surprised and defeated a force of British Regulars. Coming at the end of “The Ten Crucial Days” which saw the well-known night crossing of the Delaware River and two battles in Trenton, the Battle of Princeton gave Washington his first victory against the British Regulars on the field. The battle extended over a mile away to the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University).

The famous Mercer Oak, once stood in the middle of the battlefield, not far from the spot where General Hugh Mercer fell during the Battle of Princeton. The Clarke House, built by Thomas Clarke in 1772, witnessed the fierce fighting and served as sanctuary for General Mercer, who died there nine days later. The house contains period furniture and Revolutionary War exhibits.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Ten Crucial Days Tour of the Princeton Battlefield

Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Come to the beautiful rolling terrain of the Princeton Battlefield State Park for a walk in the park and an exciting talk. Join us and hear the fascinating story of the Ten Crucial Days, December 25, 1776 to January 3, 1777, culminating with the battle on the Stony Brook Quaker Settlement farms of William Clarke, and his brother, Thomas Clarke. Learn how Washington and his outnumbered and untested troops with their backs against the Delaware River, fought a fierce battle…

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Ten Crucial Days Tour of the Princeton Battlefield

Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Come to the beautiful rolling terrain of the Princeton Battlefield State Park for a walk in the park and an exciting talk. Join us and hear the fascinating story of the Ten Crucial Days, December 25, 1776 to January 3, 1777, culminating with the battle on the Stony Brook Quaker Settlement farms of William Clarke, and his brother, Thomas Clarke. Learn how Washington and his outnumbered and untested troops with their backs against the Delaware River, fought a fierce battle…

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Ten Crucial Days Tour of the Princeton Battlefield

Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Come to the beautiful rolling terrain of the Princeton Battlefield State Park for a walk in the park and an exciting talk. Join us and hear the fascinating story of the Ten Crucial Days, December 25, 1776 to January 3, 1777, culminating with the battle on the Stony Brook Quaker Settlement farms of William Clarke, and his brother, Thomas Clarke. Learn how Washington and his outnumbered and untested troops with their backs against the Delaware River, fought a fierce battle…

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Ten Crucial Days Tour of the Princeton Battlefield

Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Come to the beautiful rolling terrain of the Princeton Battlefield State Park for a walk in the park and an exciting talk. Join us and hear the fascinating story of the Ten Crucial Days, December 25, 1776 to January 3, 1777, culminating with the battle on the Stony Brook Quaker Settlement farms of William Clarke, and his brother, Thomas Clarke. Learn how Washington and his outnumbered and untested troops with their backs against the Delaware River, fought a fierce battle…

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Ten Crucial Days Tour of the Princeton Battlefield

Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Come to the beautiful rolling terrain of the Princeton Battlefield State Park for a walk in the park and an exciting talk. Join us and hear the fascinating story of the Ten Crucial Days, December 25, 1776 to January 3, 1777, culminating with the battle on the Stony Brook Quaker Settlement farms of William Clarke, and his brother, Thomas Clarke. Learn how Washington and his outnumbered and untested troops with their backs against the Delaware River, fought a fierce battle…

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