• Be inspired  as you stand on the battlefield and envision George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Hugh Mercer in the historic battle that determined the future of the United States.  
  • Pay homage  to fallen soldiers at the grave marker for unknown soldiers.
  • Learnabout the Battle of Princeton and Colonial life at The Clarke House.
  • See  the current Mercer Oak, a decendant of the original oak where General Hugh Mercer was laid after he was mortally wounded during the Battle of Princeton.
  • Enjoya picnic in the beautiful surrounding.

The Princeton Battlefield is a New Jersey State Park.

It is open year-round from sunrise to sunset and is free of charge.

Visiting The Princeton Battlefield

While you are visiting the Princeton Battlefield State Park... you should also visit all of historic sites in the Ten Crucial Days Historic District including the town of Princeton, the capital city of Trenton, Morven Museum and Gardens, the parks at Washington Crossing, the Old Barracks Museum,  The 1719 William Trent House, and much more.

For more information on the sites of the Ten Crucial Days Historic District,  click here. 


  • Battlefield Tours For tours about the Battle of Princeton you can contact the NJ State Park at 609-921-0074, or contact the Princeton Battlefield Society "Tours" page by clicking here. If you have more questions about the Battle of Princeton we invite you to send an email to  info@theprincetonbattlefieldsociety.org, calling us directly at 609-389-5657.

  • Clarke House Museum Tour  The Clarke House Museum is usually open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to noon, and 1pm to 4pm. A NJ State Park Resource Specialist is available to explain the battle and the history of the Clarke House and its collection. The Park phone is 609-921-0074.  More information can be found at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, click here.

  • School GroupsFor school tours, please contact The NJ State Park Resource Specialist at 609-921-0074,  or click on our Educator's page here, and let us know how we can help you.