Focus on Princeton History Drumthwacket


Princeton has a rich and colorful history that dates back to 1675, when the first settlers came over from England as Quaker missionaries.  Many of the Princeton's historical sites were preserved and restored as a tribute to early settlers.  The Historical Society of Princeton works to preserve Princeton's rich history for all to see.  Many of Princeton historical sites are open to the public for tours, a great way to spend your afternoon and to learn about our past.

Check out some of Princeton's Historical Sites:

Drumthwacket - Governor's Residence
Morven Museum & Garden
Princeton Cemetery
Princeton Battlefield State Park
Quaker Meeting House

Rockingham - Wartime headquarters of George Washington
Princeton University
Updike Farmstead- Home of Historical Society of Princeton

Princeton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau
182 Nassau Street, Suite 301
Princeton, NJ 08542
Phone: 609-924-1776