George Washington at the Battle of Princeton by Charles Willson Peale
"Parade with me my brave fellows!"
~ General George Washington during the Battle of Princeton, January 3, 1777
The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton January 3, 1777 by John Trumball.
Today, new battles...
The Thomas Clarke House under attack from the elements and the iconic Mercer Oak is being threatened by disease. We are all stewards of this land and we should honor the sacrifices of those who fought here; preserve their memories for our fellow citizens and for future generations.
We hope you enjoy learning more about the Battle of Princeton, The Princeton Battlefield Society and how you can play a part in protecting this cherished piece of American history. Come tour the battlefield and the Clarke House Museum and learn the history. Or, just come for a walk in this magnificent slice of green space!
Welcome to the Princeton Battlefield Society. We are an IRS 501(c) 3 non-profit charity created in 1971 to protect and preserve the Princeton Battlefield. We are the state of New Jersey's Officially Recognized Friends' Organization for the Princeton Battlefield. Our goal is to save this sacred and hallowed battlefield and tell the remarkable story of what happened here.
What Makes The Princeton Battlefield So Important?
The Battle of Princeton was the site where:
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