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With such cultural, historical and natural beauty high dosage, visiting Princeton can only be described as a pleasant and enjoyable experience. The city offers everything from appealing attractions to a unique and rich shopping scene – 2 of the things which make a city a great one to visit.

 

Among the top places to visit in Princeton, there are:

 

Old Barracks Museum

 

101 Barrack Street

Trenton, New Jersey 08608

(609)396-1776

 

The Trenton Barracks was constructed in 1758 by the colony of New Jersey as winter quarters for British “regulars” during the French and Indian War. During the American Revolution, it was occupied by the Continental Army following the Battles of Trenton and used as an army hospital assigned to inoculate soldiers against smallpox. Visitors, guided by historical interpreters enter the Officers House to learn the history of the building from 1758-today; view a Squad Room to hear recounts of “Ten Crucial Days” and the “Battles of Trenton”; visit George Washington’s Infirmary to gain information about smallpox inoculations and medical practices of 1777; and explore the Gallery featuring changing exhibits revolving around our collection of over 2,000 pieces of 17th, 18th, and 19th century artifacts. Open daily 10:00am-5:00pm. Closed on major holidays.

 

The Princeton Battlefield Park

 

500 Mercer Road

The Princeton Battlefield Park represents a piece of local history, being the site where Colonial and British troops fought on January 3, 1777 in the Battle of Princeton during the American Revolution. Today, the park offers visitors 8 acres of land that feature such opportunities as monuments, walking trails, bird watching and many other appealing attractions.

 

The Art Museum at Princeton University

 

McCormick Hall, Princeton University campus

It is considered to be one of Princeton’s most popular free attractions. The museum features special exhibitions, lectures and weekend highlights tours, including art collections from around the world, dating from prehistoric to contemporary times.

 

The Pinelands National Reserve

 

609-894-7300

This beautiful national reserve is perhaps, one of New Jersey’s most picturesque and scenic attractions, offering visitors more than 1 million acres of amazingly beautiful, green surroundings, consisting of dense forests, serene rivers, picturesque parks, rare plants and animals, as well as miles of blueberry fields and cranberry bogs, also having a rich heritage that dates from prehistoric times. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of recreational activities, here, depending on the season.

 

The Princeton Integral Yoga Institute

The highly regarded Princeton Integral Yoga Institute provides a wide arrange of low-priced Yoga classes every day, as well as body work, special workshops and performance events.

 

Annual Events

The premier annual festival in Princeton, is perhaps, the Annual Princeton Festival, which happens during summer, throughout the month of June, a fabulous entertaining event which offers performances, in all art forms, held at venues in and around the city, including opera, musical, theatre and vibrant performances of chamber music, jazz and dance.

 

The Princeton Festival is the only summer festival in New Jersey to offer such a wide range of productions in the performing arts, and it is dedicated to strengthen the local cultural life, by bringing bring artistic expression of the highest quality.

 

Shopping

Princeton’s shopping scene offers everything from upscale chains, to unique shops and boutiques, the city having something to offer for every taste and every budget.

 

The most popular and favorite places to shop, in Princeton, include:

 

Princeton Shopping Center: 301 North Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ‎.

LensCrafters - Princeton: 3535 U.S. 1, Princeton, NJ‎.

Nassau Park Pavilion: Quaker Bridge Rd & Route 1, Princeton, NJ‎.

The Gilded Lion: 4 Chambers St. Princeton, NJ.

Jane: 7 Spring Street Princeton, NJ.

Ma Cherie Boutique: 20 Nassau Street Princeton, NJ.

Michael’s Arts & Crafts: 300 Nassua Park Blvd. Princeton, NJ.

Red Green Blue - True Color Creations: 4 Hulfish Street Princeton NJ.