The Princeton Battlefield Society has developed a schedule of programs for a wide audience: students and families, historians and teachers, interested adults and tourists. The Battlefield’s Living History events kick off in April with a training day for re-enactors and full units, followed by a Memorial Day re-enactment of Mercer’s attack and the British counter-attack. In the fall, we will have another Living History event with re-enactments and a period play performed by the Princeton University Shakespeare theater club. During these events attendees will be given an exciting show of basic maneuvers and tactical demonstrations of fighting styles utilized during the American Revolution, as well as insight into the life of a solder. We will also offer tours of the Clarke House and the battlefield. Please join us for these exciting events.
In addition to Living History events, join us on one of our two Clean-Up Days. These annual events help restore the battlefield’s trails, fields, and markers, and make the Battlefield more educational and inviting for visitors. We invite full units, community members, churches and other groups to join us.
Prefer to experience history from the comfort of your car? We have just the thing for you. Our annual Follow the Revolution event takes guests on a 70 mile journey through New Jersey Revolutionary War history. Starting at Washington Crossing State Park, drivers cross through Trenton, Princeton, and all the way to Morristown. You are guaranteed to enjoy your day of travels and get a fun filled serving of American History’s Ten Crucial Days.
Honor the American Revolution and visit us at the Princeton Battlefield and joining the Princeton Battlefield Society in reliving American history. And in the process, consider become a member of our Society.
2013 Scheduled Events and General Information: