Princeton Battlefield State Park

Princeton Battlefield State Park


Location:On Mercer Road (Princeton Pike) in Princeton, 1.5 miles south of Princeton University and 3.8 miles north of I-295/95.
Facilities:Historic sites, trails.
Activities:Historical programs, cross-country skiing, birdwatching.
Special Features:Park commemorates the historic Battle of Princeton, fought on January 3, 1777, in which General George Washington won his first victory against the British Regulars on the field. In addition to the battlefield, the park includes the Clarke House Museum, a state historic site containing period furniture as well as Revolutionary War exhibits, and the Ionic Colonnade designed by Thomas U. Walter (architect of the US Capitol Building), a stone patio marking the grave of 21 British and 15 American soldiers killed in the battle.
Address:500 Mercer Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone:609-921-0074
Web: www.njparksandforests.org/parks/princeton.html
Size: 681 acres.

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The land, adjacent to the current Princeton Battlefield State Park, will be preserved while the Institute completes construction of campus faculty housing.The Trust raised approximately $3.2 million from private donors, matched with $837,000 awarded by the National Park Service and the Mercer County Open Space Assistance Program.

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