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2019 Battles of Trenton Reenactment

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Relive the Revolutionary War Battles of Trenton Reenactment on December 28, 2019 in Trenton, New Jersey. The Battles of Trenton Reenactment take place on the Saturday following Christmas, and are hosted by the Old Barracks Museum and are part of Patriots Week, a week-long celebration of Trenton’s revolutionary history coordinated by the Trenton Downtown Association. Meet at the Old Barracks Museum and follow the troops as they march to the Battle of Trenton Monument to begin the battle towards Mill Hill Park. Come back to the Old Barracks for a tour of the original building at the discounted rate of $5 per person (all day re-entry).

Battles of Trenton Reenactment

At 11:00 a.m., the First Battle of Trenton reenactment will begin at the Trenton Battle Monument in Battle Monument Park. At 3:00 p.m. the Second Battle of Trenton reenactment (aka Battle of the Assunpink) will start at Mill Hill Park.

First Battle of Trenton
Immerse yourself in history as reenactors portray the soldiers who fought during the First Battle of Trenton, a brief conflict which ultimately shaped the fate of our nation during the American Revolution. After the crossing of the Delaware River and marching to Trenton, the American rebel forces-exhausted, dressed in rags, ill from the cold and lack of sleep and decent food had accomplished the impossible by inflicting a crippling blow to the world’s greatest British army. Follow the action from the symbolic first cannon shot fired at the Battle Monument to Mill Hill Park down Warren Street to Mill Hill Park.

At 11:30 AM, meet at the Battle of Trenton Monument at the top of Warren and Broad Streets, then follow the action from the downtown sidewalks as the Continentals and Hessians fight along the very streets where the battle took place.

First Battle Location
Trenton Battle Monument
Battle Monument Park
348 N. Warren Street
Trenton, NJ 08625
609-737-0623

Battles of Trenton Reenactment Mini Gallery

Second Battle of Trenton
At 3:00 p.m., meet at the Old Barracks Museum and follow the troops as they march off to meet the British At Mill Hill Park on the banks of the Assunpink Creek just three blocks away to see a reenactment of the Second Battle of Trenton, also known as the Battle of the Assunpink, on the Assunpink Creek. Come back to the Old Barracks for a tour of the original building at the discounted rate of $5 per person (all day re-entry). For more informaton.

Second Battle Location
Mill Hill Park
Assunpink Creek
165 E Front Street
Trenton, NJ 08608

Patriots Week
In Trenton, the American Revolution isn’t some abstract concept from the dusty past, it is a living breathing part of the city, which has shaped its streets and buildings, and how people live even today. Recognizing this, the Trenton Downtown Association commemorates Trenton’s unique and pivotal role in the American Revolution with Patriots Week, its comprehensive celebration of the life and times of Revolutionary War-era Trenton. Patriots Week is held annually during the week between Christmas and New Year’s, and attracts thousands of visitors to the city to enjoy art music, literature, battlefield re-enactments, and living history events. For a full Patriots Week schedule.

For More Information:
Call 609-396-1776; Email info@barracks.org; or Visit Old Barracks Website

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