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Old Barracks (Trenton)

Trenton, New Jersey
County of Mercer.
S. Willow Street
National Register Number: 71000506
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Defense - military facility.
Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 28, 1972):
This 2-1/2 story field stone structure is the only surviving barracks of five erected by New Jersey's Colonial legislature to house troops during the French and Indian War. At different times during the Revolution, American and British soldiers and Hessian mercenaries were quartered here; Hessians were here on Christmas 1776 when Washington crossed the Delaware and surprised the Trenton garrison.


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