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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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May 2017

Memorial Day Parade and Living History Program at Princeton Battlefield

May 27 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Memorial Day Parade and Events at Princeton Battlefield   Saturday, May 27, 2017  From 10am to 4pm 10am to 11am Nassau Street Parade 11am Ceremony at the All Wars Memorial 12pm to 4pm - Living history program at the Princeton Battlefield State Park 500 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 Free, Donations welcome Continental Musket Drills Living History Cooking and Encampment Demonstrations Young patriots, ages 6 to 12, will drill and march like Continental soldiers. Join the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment as they…

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