Activities in Trenton
Old Barracks: Former military barracks of British and colonial troops during the French and Indian War ( 1750s.) Later used by Hessians (Troops hired by British to fight for them) during the American Revolution (1775 - 1783). Site of the famous Battle of Trenton which was a turning point of the American Revolution. The barracks will have several rooms restored to the period of the revolution. There will be artifacts from the battle as well as interpreters to discuss life during the war for American independence. (Fee)
Trent House: House of Trenton's namesake, William Trent. House contains period furniture from the early 1700s as well as interpreters.
A beautiful park designed by Frederick Olmsted, who is famous for designing Central Park in New York City. Conains Ellerslie Mansion which contains many Trenton artifacts and exhibits. Tennis courts and sports fields.
NJ State Museum:
Home to many exhibits on art and natural history. Includes a planetarium (fee for shows).
NJ State House:
You can join a tour of the capital building where NJ laws and policy are developed.
Minor league baseball field and promenade along the riverfront.
Trenton - Hamilton Marsh:
Near Mott School. Best entrance from Sewell Ave. off of Sorth Broad St. in Hamilton. Beaver, fox, ducks are all residents of this wetland. Several walking paths and picnic areas can be found here.
Delaware Raritan Canal:
Before highways and railroads, canals were the best means of moving large quantities of goods. Trenton still has a portion of the canal. Did you know that it's possible to hike to Bordentown (5 miles) along part of the canal path that can be accessed from just blow the industrial park near the Trenton marina. The light rail can be used to return. A bike trip along the canal might be another way to spend a nice day. A canal walk is a nice way to relax within the urban confines of the city.
Contains graves of many Trenton notables. These include John Roebling (Builder of the Brooklyn Bridge and helped make Trenton into a manufacturing giant with his wire mills). George McClellan, commanding general in the Civil War and NJ State Governor is also buried here. Our school's namesake, Gershom Mott is also buried there. If you have the desire, you can tour the cemetery.
Morrisville river view walk:
Want a nice view of Trenton. Walk across the Trenton Makes Bridge and then walk along the Delaware River bank in Morrisville (There's a path).
Trenton Battle Monument:
Not open to much any more. When it is, take the elevator up for a nice panorama of the city.