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Holiday Decor in the Historic Village

December 6, 2019 - January 6, 2020
1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA, 18977, United States, 1112 River Rd United States + Google Map

As you stroll through the Historic Village in December, be sure to note the hand-crafted Christmas decorations adorning the buildings! Wreaths and other decor were created by park staff and members of the public in early December and will be displayed until January 6, 2020. Thank you to all the individuals on Facebook who donated…

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9:00 am

New Jersey State Museum

December 26 @ 9:00 am - December 31 @ 4:45 pm
New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Free

@ – Closed Monday NEW Featured exhibit: “Preserving the Pinelands: Albert Horner’s Portraits of a National Treasure.” Plus many more galleries in history, art and science.  Free Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date: Time:

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Planetarium Shows

December 26 @ 9:00 am - December 31 @ 4:45 pm
New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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$5 – $7.

@ – Planetarium shows include a live demonstration of the sky set to December 25, 1776. Learn about the constellations and planets that occupied the sky on the stormy evening when George Washington crossed the Delaware! All shows are suitable for general audiences. Show schedule: 10:30am “Season of Light”; 11:30am “Laser Holiday Magic”; 1:30pm “CapCOM…

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New Jersey State Museum

December 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Free

NEW Featured exhibit: “Preserving the Pinelands: Albert Horner’s Portraits of a National Treasure.” Plus many more galleries in history, art and science. Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date: Time:

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Planetarium Shows

December 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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$5 – $7

Planetarium shows include a live demonstration of the sky set to December 25, 1776. Learn about the constellations and planets that occupied the sky on the stormy evening when George Washington crossed the Delaware! All shows suitable for general audiences. Show schedule: 10:30am “Season of Light”; 11:30am “Laser Holiday Magic”; 1:30pm “CapCOM Go!” Tickets: $7…

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10:00 am

Tours of the Old Barracks

December 26 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ NJ United States
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@ – The Old Barracks Museum offers tours that detail Trenton’s role in the 18th century, as well as the details of the Battle of Trenton. Tickets: $10 adults; $8 students and seniors; Free – Children 5 and under, Active Duty Military, and Old Barracks Association Members. (Closed Sunday) Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date:…

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State House Civics Tours

December 26 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 3:00 pm
New Jersey State House, 145 West State Street
Trenton, NJ United States
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@ – 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM, & 3 PM (Closed Saturday) New Jersey State House (Enter via the State House Annex 145 West State Street) Learn about New Jersey’s legislative process and how to participate in the shaping of public policy. Visitors will visit the Legislative portion of the…

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Trenton Battlefield Walking Tour

December 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Starbucks, 102 South Warren St.
Trenton, United States
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Free

@ – Starbucks, 102 South Warren St. (Corner of Front St) This 10-block interpretive walk brings to life the events of the two battles of Trenton. Guests are welcome to gather at Starbucks at 9:00am for a question-and-answer session over coffee. The tour begins at 10:00am and includes the historic Trenton Battle Monument, ending up…

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Tours of the Old Barracks

December 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ NJ United States
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$10

Open for tours. The Old Barracks Museum offers tours that detail Trenton’s role in the 18th century, as well as the details of the Battle of Trenton. Tickets: $10 adults; $8 students and seniors. Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date: Time:

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12:00 pm

Musket Demonstration at the Old Barracks Museum

December 26 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Old Barracks Museum,101 Barrack St, Trenton, NJ 08608, USA, 2 Barrack St United States + Google Map

Soldiers of the NJ Line of the Continental Army will drill and fire their muskets on the Parade ground of the Old Barracks Museum. Included in regular cost of admission.

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George Washington’s Ten Crucial Days: Vision for Victory Unfolds with author William “Larry” Kidder

December 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Level 2 Reading Room, 185 West State Street
Trenton, United States
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Between December 24, 1776 and January 3, 1777, George Washington was faced with a number of critical decisions. The actions he formulated would play a major role in either bringing the American Revolution to a crushing defeat or reviving hope for its eventual success. This talk examines those decisions to understand how the battles of…

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Musket Demonstrations

December 26 @ 12:00 pm - December 31 @ 2:00 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ NJ United States
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@ – Soldiers of the NJ Line of the Continental Army will drill and fire their muskets on the Parade ground of the Old Barracks Museum. Included with Old Barracks admission. (Monday through Friday; 1:00pm only on Saturday. Closed Sunday) Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date: Time:

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12:30 pm

The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie

December 26 @ 12:30 pm - December 31 @ 4:00 pm
Trenton City Museum in Ellarslie Manson, 299 Parkside Ave
Trenton, NJ 08606 United States
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@ – (Closed Monday and Tuesday) Fee: Pay as you wish Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date: Time:

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Tours of the Trent House

December 26 @ 12:30 pm - December 29 @ 4:00 pm
William Trent House Museum, 15 Market St
Trenton, NJ 08611 United States
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$5

Take a tour of the country estate owned by William Trent, for whom the City of Trenton is named. Tickets: $5 adults, $4 children & seniors. Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date: Time:

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1:00 pm

The British Army in North America 1768-1783

December 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ NJ United States
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free

A presentation by Asher Lurie of the Old Barracks Museum describing the true story of the British soldiers and officers sent to defend and maintain the thirteen American Colonies. Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date: Time:

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2:00 pm

Musket Demonstration at the Old Barracks Museum

December 26 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Old Barracks Museum,101 Barrack St, Trenton, NJ 08608, USA, 2 Barrack St United States + Google Map

Soldiers of the NJ Line of the Continental Army will drill and fire their muskets on the Parade ground of the Old Barracks Museum. Included in regular cost of admission.

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What We Sang Together Community Songs from Revolutionary-Era America

December 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Historic Trenton Friends Meeting House, 142 East Hanover St.
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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Join acappella chorus Hopewell Hall to hear songs people might have sung together in the American colonies. Like today, people sang together in many settings and for diverse reasons: at religious gatherings, while working, in taverns, and by firesides with the family. The chorus will showcase the shape note, West Gallery, and folk songs they…

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Harmonious Art – Musick in 18th Century America

December 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Historic Trenton Friends Meeting House, 142 East Hanover St.
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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free

The Practitioners of Musick featuring John Burkhalter, recorders, and Donovan Klotzbeacher, harpsichord, perform beautiful 18th Century music in the historic Quaker Meeting House. Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date: Time:

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King George and the March of Folly

December 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Trenton Masonic Temple, 100 Barrack Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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Literature, media and festivals (including Patriots Week) tend to focus on the triumph of the patriots on our side of the Atlantic. But what was going on in London? Leaders who were arrogant, ignorant and vain put the world’s great superpower on the path to disaster. Patriots Week battlefield guide Ralph Siegel stays indoors for…

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5:30 pm

“Rediscovering British Surveyor and Mapmaker John Hills”

December 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Trenton Free Public Library, 120 Academy Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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free

The development of cartography in the 18th century was vital to how citizens of North America came to understand their identities within their communities. This presentation will focus on the work of British surveyor and cartographer John Hills, whose life produced nearly seventy detailed manuscript maps of events between 1777-1815. Lecture is held in the…

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6:00 pm

Downtown Trenton Revolutionary Pub Crawl

December 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Checkers 14 South Warren Street, 14 South Warren Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08608 United States
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Free

Join a period pub crawl of downtown Trenton watering holes and restaurants. Attendees must mention the PASSCODE: MERCER, to receive your wristbands and ticket at the door for a special giveaway. Colonial dress attire is welcomed and encouraged — we want you to put on your best because we will be judging the best-dressed person…

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