2019 Battles of Trenton Reenactment
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