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The Old Barracks Museum, also known as Old Barracks, in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, is the only remaining colonial barracks in New Jersey.[1][2] It is the last of five such barracks authorized by the colonial legislature in 1758 to house soldiers in the French and Indian War. It housed about 300 soldiers at a time.[3] During the American Revolution, George Washington crossed the Delaware River to catch the Hessian garrison by surprise. In 1902, members of the Daughters of the Revolution bought part of the building to preserve it. The state bought the other part and formed a museum in 1914 which remains open today.[3][4]


  1. Snell, Charles W. (May 11, 1972). "Old Barracks" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. National Park Service. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  2. "Old Barracks" (pdf). Photographs. National Park Service. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Official Site history
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