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Light & Life in the Colonies – Candle Lit Tours of the Barracks

November 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Tour the Old Barracks Museum in the evening twilight to discover first-hand
how light and darkness affected daily activities, work, and entertainment
in the 18th century. Availability of light varied among social class and
rank. This 45 minute tour is not simply “Barracks-by-night”, but instead
focuses on life after sunset before electricity. See how access to light
was dictated by social standing and rank by comparing the candles available
in the soldiers’ quarters and the officers’ house. The tailor’s shop in the
museum will show how the work day was impacted by sunlight.

Tuesday, November 5 & Tuesday, November 19
Museum opens at 6:45 PM; Tour begins at 7 PM

Admission: $15; $10-Old Barracks Association Members. Tickets available
online at:


November 5, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Old Barracks Museum,101 Barrack St, Trenton, NJ 08608, USA
2 Barrack St United States + Google Map