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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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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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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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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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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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10:00 am

Wreath Laying Trenton Battle Monument

December 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Trenton Battle Monument, Pennington Ave., North Warren St., North Broad St., Princeton Ave., and MLK Blvd.
Trenton, New Jersey 08608
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Join Color Guard Units of the Sons of the American Revolution in laying a wreath at the site of the Trenton Battle Monument. “The Trenton Battle Monument commemorates the American victory at the first battle of Trenton, NJ, which occurred on December 26, 1776. It is located in an area of the city known as…

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Civil War Flag Unveiling

December 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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free

  @ –   Enjoy a gallery talk and ceremony unveiling the latest rotation of historic flags from the NJ Civil War Flag Collection, one of the largest collections of its kind in the nation. With flag historian David Martin and State Museum Curator Nicholas Ciotola. Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date: Time:

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11:00 am

First Battle Reenactment

December 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ NJ United States
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@ – Experience the excitement of the Battle of Trenton live! Following the all-night crossing and nine-mile march from McKonkey’s Ferry with a sleet storm at their backs, Washington’s little army of 2,400 men and 18 cannons arrived in Trenton around 8:00am on the morning of December 26, 1776. Generals Washington and Greene surrounded the…

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11:45 am

The Spoils of Victory

December 28 @ 11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Old Barracks Museum,101 Barrack St, Trenton, NJ 08608, USA, 2 Barrack St United States + Google Map

Event begins after the troops return to the Old Barracks Museum. Follow the victorious Continental soldiers back to the Old Barracks Museum after the Battle to see them strip equipment, gear and souvenirs from captured Hessian soldiers, before crossing the Delaware back to Pennsylvania. Included in $5 admission.

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12:00 pm

Puppet Show: The Trouble with Trenton

December 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Warren Street Plaza, 101 North Warren Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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free

@ – A “mini” historical look at some amazing American history presented with marionettes and rod puppets – and lots of help from the audience! The show includes live music, large puppets and props, and plenty of “revolting” action.  In case of weather: First Presbyterian Church, 120 East State Street. Google Calendar iCal Export Details…

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1:00 pm

Trenton in 1775: Historic Tour

December 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St. Michael’s Church, 140 North Warren Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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Washington’s army and the Hessian occupation each brought 1500 men into Trenton, then a town of only 500 souls and two major streets. Thanks to Hunter Research, we now know a lot about those Trentonians. Trenton Friends Meeting invites you to walk the early streets with Penn State historian, Dr. Sharon Ann Holt, meeting Trenton’s…

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Hogmanay! Scottish Celebration of the New Year

December 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1719 William Trent House Museum, 15 Market Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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free

  @ –   Closing out the 300th year since the construction of the 1719 William Trent House will be the celebration of Hogmanay in honor of Trent’s Scottish heritage. Come hear bagpipes, learn about Hogmanay traditions, eat Scottish meat pasties and other seasonal treats, and send your wishes for 2019 up in smoke. Plenty…

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1:30 pm

Musket Demonstration at the Old Barracks Museum

December 28 @ 1:30 pm
Old Barracks Museum,101 Barrack St, Trenton, NJ 08608, USA, 2 Barrack St United States + Google Map

Drilling and musket firing take place on the Parade ground of the Old Barracks Museum in this informative and exciting demonstration. Included in $5 admission.

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2:00 pm

Children’s Puppet Show – “The Trouble with Trenton”

December 28 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Warren Street Plaza,Warren Street Plaza, Trenton, NJ 08608, USA, 2 S Warren St United States + Google Map

A "mini" historical look at some amazing American history presented with marionettes and rod puppets - and lots of help from the audience! The free show includes live music, large puppets and props, and plenty of "revolting" action. Presented by Tuckers Tales.

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Thomas Paine Comes Home

December 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bordentown Library, 18 East Union Street
Bordentown, New Jersey 08505 United States
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Thomas Paine is returning to his home town of Bordentown! Please visit the Bordentown Library to relive Thomas Paine’s legacy, performed by Bob Gleason of the American Historical Theater. He will regale us with bold stories of living in Bordentown and his outspoken and controversial career of being a renowned political activist, author, American revolutionary, and…

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2:15 pm

“My Brave Fellows”

December 28 @ 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ NJ United States
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@ – With enlistments about to end, Washington’s officers compel the Soldiers of the Continental Army to stay on six more weeks beyond the end of their enlistments. Included in $5 admission. Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date: Time:

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3:00 pm

First Battle of Trenton Reenactment

December 28 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Mill Hill Park,Mill Hill Park, East Front Street, S Broad St, Trenton, NJ 08608, USA, 2 E Front St United States + Google Map

Come experience our annual winter reenactment during Trenton's Patriots Week Celebration! On Saturday, December 28th, be immersed in history as you are surrounded by reenactors portraying the soldiers who fought during the Battles of Trenton, which ultimately shaped the destiny of the Revolutionary War and our nation. Follow the troops through the streets and watch…

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Second Battle Reenactment

December 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mill Hill Park (Corner of Broad & Front Streets), 165 E. Front Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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@ – See the action of the Battle of the Assunpink in Mill Hill ParkHaving abandoned Trenton shortly after the battle on December 26, Washington re-crossed with a much larger army later in the week upon learning the British had not re-occupied Trenton. On the morning of January 2, 1777, he dispatched a small brigade…

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250th Logo Contest Announcement

December 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Douglass House, Mill Hill Park, 165 E. Front Street
Trenton, New Jersey United States
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@ – The New Jersey Historical Commission and Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area cordially invite you to attend the announcement of the winner of the Revolution NJ Logo Contest. This contest is part of preparations to mark the 250th anniversary of the United States in 2026. Join us for this big announcement;…

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7:00 pm

Musical Workshop Performance of “The Crossing and the Ten Crucial Days”

December 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Adath Israel Synagogue, 1958 Lawrenceville Rd
Lawrence, New Jersey 08648
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$15

The sacrifice…the glory…the musical! Come see a sneak preview of scenes from a revolutionary new musical in development. This is the story about the times that tried men’s souls. Historically accurate, heart-pounding, and patriotic, The Crossing and the Ten Crucial Days presents inspiring tunes that are both poignant and full of humor. Actors portray the…

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