Princeton Battlefield Society and the Second Pennsylvania Regiment Present...

Memorial Day at the Princeton Battlefield
Saturday, May 26th – 11:30 - 4:o0 pm
500 Mercer Street
Princeton, NJ 08540

Living history events will be held throughout the day. The Battle of Princeton was a critical turning point in the American Revolution. With muskets and cannon, there will be tactical formations and drills, and a combined arms assault re-enactment of the two-phased battle, with marching, loading, and firing volleys.Bring the family to see a typical American Revolution military camp with cooking and other domestic activities of camp followers. The camp will be set up in the morning and struck after 4pm.

  • His Excellency, General George Washington, as portrayed by Sam Davis, will give his greetings and answer questions.
  • For Kids there will be “Young Patriots March” Presentations will explain uniforms, weapons and tactics.
  • Visit the iconic Thomas Clarke House. A historic treasure, constructed circa 1772. Thomas Clarke and his sisters were present during the battle on January 3, 1777. Learn more about its future restoration.
  • Battlefield Tours will be available by the Princeton Battlefield Society members.

 Schedule of Selected Events

11:30 am – Site Opens/Muster of the Troops 
11:30 am– Battlefield Tour
11:45 am – Artillery Firing Demonstration
12:00 pm – Understanding the Uniform & Musket
12:15  pm– Young Patriots Training Muskets & Marching
12:30 pm– General Washington Arrives
12:45 pm – Battlefield Tour
1:00  pm– Infantry and Artillery Demonstrations
2:00 pm– General Washington Answers Questions

2:45  pm - Battlefield Tour

3:15 pm - Gen. George Washington reads to the kids

...and much more!

 Rain or shine     

All events are free of charge. Free-will donations to support PBS’s work are always also gratefully accepted.

The Princeton Battlefield Society ( is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, and the Officially Recognized Friends Organization (ORFO) of Princeton Battlefield State Park.  The mission is to promote, interpret, conserve and protect Princeton Battlefield State Park and areas of the battlefield outside the Park.  The Park is administered by the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks and Forestry, State Park Service, for the people of New Jersey and other visitors.