December 26th - 31, 2018

Proud to be an American! Celebrate our history with the largest Revolutionary festival in the country right in the heart of Trenton. Events take place throughout the Capital City helping to bring history alive and recognize Trenton’s unique and pivotal role in the Revolutionary War. Many of the streets and buildings where the events will take place are the same as they were in 1776. Be ready to immerse yourself in six days of over 70 different events, including tours, demonstrations, educational activities for kids, reenactments, musical entertainment and more. A fun, easy and history-filled staycation for the entire family!


Event Highlights

New Jersey State Museum

205 West State Street


Open: Tuesday - Sunday, 9am - 4:45pm

Featured Exhibits: “Objects Matter: A Decade of Collecting at the New Jersey State Museum” and “Embattled Emblems: Posters and Flags of the First World War.” Plus galleries in history, art and science, including NJ’s state dinosaur.

NJ State Museum

Planetarium Shows

New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street


Open: Tuesday - Sunday, 9am - 4:45pm

Planetarium shows include a live demonstration of the sky set to December 25, 1776. Learn about the constellations and planets that occupied the sky on the stormy evening George Washington crossed the Delaware

State House Civics Tours

New Jersey State House
145 West State Street


Open: Wednesday - Friday, 10am - 3pm

Learn about New Jersey’s legislative process and how to participate in the shaping of public policy. Visitors will visit the Legislative portion of the State House and sicker the building’s rich past and architectural history.

Tours of the Old Barracks

Old Barracks Museum
101 Barrack Street


Open: Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm

The Old Barracks Museum offers tours that detail Trenton’s role in the 18th century, as well as the details of the Battle of Trenton.


Colonial Activity Cart

New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street


Open: Tuesday - Saturday, 11am

Families will try on colonial clothing, play colonial games, learn about a soldier’s life, try your hand at carding wool and spinning and learning the untold story of the NJ man who designed the 1st American Flag!

Colonial Cart

Revolutionary Resolve Patriots Week

BSB Gallery
143 East State Street


Open: Dec. 26 - Dec. 31, 11am - 5pm

An exhibit highlighting art and cultural pieces celebrating Trenton’s crucial role during the Revolutionary War. Exhibit on display Dec. 7th - Dec. 31st, Open Reception Dec. 7th 4pm - 7pm

Musket Demonstrations

Old Barracks Museum

101 Barrack Street


Open: Monday - Friday, 12pm - 2pm

Soldiers of the NJ Line of the Continental Army will drill and fire their muskets on the Parade ground of the Old Barracks Museum. Free with Old Barracks admission.

Musket Demonstrations

Tours of the Trent House

1719 William Trenton House Museum

15 Market Street


Open: Wednesday - Sunday, 12:30pm - 4pm

Take a tour of the country estate owned by William Trent, for whom the City of Trenton is named.


See the full list of events here.