Witherspoon and Wiggins Streets
Legible gravestones date back to the year 1760, including those of Aaron Burr, Grover Cleveland, John Witherspoon, Paul Tulane and others.
Stockton Street, Route 206
Drumthwacket is the official Governor’s residence of New Jersey. This Greek Revival mansion was built circa 1834 for Charles S. Olden, Governor of New Jersey during the Civil War. Moses Taylor Pyne, the second owner, enlarged the house in the late 1890’s. Now owned by the State of New Jersey, it is the official residence of the Governor. Open Wednesdays at 1:00pm. Group tours by appointment.
55 Stockton Street
Many famous Princetonians have been able to call the Morven Historic Museum & Garden home, such as William Penn, Robert Wood Johnson, five New Jersey governors and Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Morven boasts five acres of gardens, fine and decorative arts and a second floor that serves as a changing exhibit space, which can be seen throughout the year.
84 Laurel Ave./Rte. 603
Open for guided tours: Wed-Sun
Built around 1710 and expanded in 1760 by John Berrien (a prominent NJ Superior Court justice and State legislator), it’s believed to be one of the oldest homes in the Millstone River Valley. The farm homestead served as the final wartime headquarters for General George Washington, who was accompanied here by his wife Martha, three Aides-de-Camp, a small Washington, who was accompanied here by his wife Martha, three Aides-de-Camp, a small guard and “domestics,” while Congress was meeting in Princeton.
500 Mercer Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
On January 3, 1777, the fields of Princeton Battlefield were the location for what is considered to be the fiercest fight in the American Revolution. American troops under General George Washington surprised and defeated a force of British Regulars, giving Washington his first victory against the British Regulars. The famous Mercer Oak, once stood in the middle of the battlefield, not far from the spot where General Hugh Mercer fell during the Battle of Princeton.
470 Quaker Road
This was the first house of worship in Princeton. Richard Stockton, one of New Jersey’s signers of the Declaration of Independence, is buried in the small graveyard.
Old Barracks Museum Barrack Street
The Old Barracks was constructed by the colony of New Jersey during 1758. British soldiers were housed here until 1776, until American troops under General Washington, crossed the river north into New Jersey on Christmas night and won a stunning victory over the British and Hessian troops. This along with a second Battle of Trenton and at Princeton marked the turning point of the American Revolution.
The 1719 William Trenton House
15 Market Street
Mercer County’s oldest surviving homestead built by William Trent, who the city of Trenton was named after. In 1720 Trent laid out a settlement, which he incorporated and named “Trenton.” After changing hands several times, the house opened as a museum in 1939.
The First Presbyterian Church
120 East State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
The church’s first congregation got together in 1712 and built this church. It still serves as a place of worship for the Trenton community.
Trenton Makes Bridge
As known as “The Lower Trenton Toll Supported Bridge” carries traffic from Trenton to Morrisville, Pennsylvania as showcases the signage, “Trenton Makes, The World Takes.” The original Lower Trenton Bridge was the first bridge to span the Delaware River and opened to traffic in 1806.