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Princeton Battlefield State Park

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500 Mercer Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
(609) 921-0074 https://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.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

The Day is Ours: A Battlefield Tour

Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 29, 2020

Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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The Day is Ours: A Battlefield Tour Princeton Battlefield State Park, Clarke House Front Porch 11:00 am Description: A tour of Princeton Battlefield State Park following in the footsteps of the Continental Army. Age: All Ages Pre-registration required; 15 participants maximum. Please call (609)921-0074 or email princetonbattlefield[email protected] Weather permitting. Masks Required.

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The Day is Ours: A Battlefield Tour

Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 29, 2020

Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Free

The Day is Ours: A Battlefield Tour Princeton Battlefield State Park, Clarke House Front Porch 2:00 pm Description: A tour of Princeton Battlefield State Park following in the footsteps of the Continental Army. Age: All Ages Pre-registration required; 15 participants maximum. Please call (609)921-0074 or email [email protected] Weather permitting. Masks Required.

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