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Old Barracks Museum

Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ 08608

The Old Barracks Museum is the only remaining colonial barracks in New Jersey. It was 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. During the American Revolution, the Barracks was occupied by the British and later the Americans.

The Barracks became a museum in the early 20th century. Between 1985 and 1998, it was restored to better reflect its likely appearance in 1758.

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