Princeton Tour Information

Walking Tour of Princeton 

There are a variety of tour options in Princeton from private and personally designed to the casual, self guided Walking Tour of Princeton provided by the Princeton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Princeton Walking Tour Map

Other Tours in Princeton

Princeton Tour Company

Princeton Tour Company is ranked the #1 Activity on TripAdvisor, AAA Magazine and recommended by the NY Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Travel & Leisure Magazine and more! Princeton Tour Company has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, Japan Airlines Magazine, United Airlines Magazine and CNN.

The company offers private tours and events year round. Public 2-hour walking tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays. The second Saturday of every month, hourly shuttle tours go where the walking tours don't have time to go! The tours cover everything: Princeton University campus, Albert Einstein, Woodrow Wilson, James Madison, Grover Cleveland, F. Scott Fitzgerald, TS Eliot, Brooke Shields, Jimmy Stewart, famous Pulitzer & Nobel Prize Winners, students and alumni, countless tycoons not to mention historic Revolutionary War sites. No doubt about it, these are Shameless Namedropping Tours!

In October, Saturday evening ghost tours include visiting haunted places in downtown Princeton and Princeton University campus where every guest uses EMF Meters, dowsing rods and therma-meters to prove Princeton is haunted! Guests even go inside a locked cemetery to see the grave sites of a US President, Vice President, Nobel Prize Winner - even the wealthiest student to ever attend Princeton University! For younger families PJ's Pancake House and Princeton Tour Company offer themed dinners and light hearted walkabouts in Princeton University campus.

During winter holidays, the Holiday Trolley Tours allow guides to go into surrounding neighborhoods of Princeton where guests can view the homes and hangouts of Einstein, Woodrow Wilson, Grover Cleveland, Andrew Carnegie, Robert Wood Johnson, Robert Oppenheimer, Toni Morrison, Philip Roth, Saul Bellow, Michael Graves and more!

Private tours for corporations, schools and group outings are available daily - please email info@princetontourcompany.com to inquire about availability and pricing.

All tours include valuable discounts to bent spoon, Hoagie Haven, Princeton Record Exchange, Triumph Brewing Company, Yankee Doodle Taproom and 10% off all non-sale purchases at the Princeton U-Store on the day of the tour. All tours include 3 free online foodie tours and popular online trivia game.
For the next public guided tours or to inquire about a private event, call 1- 1-855-743-1415 or go to www.PrincetonTourCompany.com

Historical Tours 

Every Sunday at 2:00 pm - Come learn the fascinating history of Princeton by taking the Historical Society of Princeton's fabulous guided walking tours - offered every Sunday at 2:00 pm starting at historic Bainbridge House located in the heart of Princeton, 158 Nassau Street (next to PJ's Pancake House).  The tour is a fantastic way to spend a Sunday afternoon whether you're a visitor, resident, or an out of town guest.

Enjoy a 1.9 mile, two-hour walk around beautiful downtown Princeton and the Princeton University campus.  You will learn about the historical significance of Princeton and Princeton University, the architectural history behind prominent buildings and landmarks, Princeton's historic role in the American Revolution and the founding of this nation, the coup that brought Einstein to the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, and so much more!  Tickets for the walking tour are only $7/adult - $4/children ages 6 - 12, FREE children age 5 and under. Tickets go on sale at Bainbridge House starting at noon on the day of the tour. To learn about additional walking tours, or how to customize a private group tour, please visit www.princetonhistory.org or call 609-921-6748, x102.

 

Princeton University Tours 

For prospective students and their families who are visiting Princeton University, as well as interested visitors, Orange Key Tours are available.  For more information, log onto www.princeton.edu/orangekey.

Princeton Palmer Square
Photo: Mark Czajkowski

George Washington on a bike 

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