Children & Family Public Programs

To register for the following programs: Call 609.921.6748 x102 or email


Sunday, May 21

1 - 4 PM

Bike, walk, or roll on Quaker Road - No cars allowed!

Parking available at Quaker Meeting or Mercer Mall

Special activities at Updike Farmstead include:

¨ Sit in a Durham boat like Washington used to cross the Delaware

¨ Meet Revolutionary War reenactors

¨ Enjoy historical talks and displays

New this year, join us for Chasing George, a 10-mile bike ride, in the spirit of the route Washington took the morning of January 3, 1777 to fight in what became the Battle of Princeton.

THREE WAYS to ride!

Less than 1 mile: Join the “troops” by the D&R Canal on Quaker Road around 1:25 PM

10 miles: Start in Trenton at the Douglass House at Mill Hill Park at 12:30 PM
** To register, visit

40 miles: For cycling enthusiasts! Try Chasing George All Around: (Event Full)

Or just cheer on the “troops” when they arrive at the Washington route marker on Quaker Road (near Updike Farmstead) at approximately 1:30 PM!

** To start in Trenton: Parking is available in Trenton at Artworks parking lot, Stockton Street, between Front and Market Streets.

NJ Transit NE Corridor train #7833 arrives in Trenton at 11:46 AM. (Departs Princeton Junction at 11:26 and Hamilton at 11:33. Dinky to PJ station departs at 10:58 AM). Members of East Coast Greenway will escort participants to starting point at Mill Hill Park.


Saturday, May 27 10:00 AM

$5 per person

From the Revolutionary War to Operation Iraqi Freedom, Princeton honors those who served their country. This one-hour tour will visit local tributes to war veterans and famous Princetonians.
Tour starts at the Princeton Battle Monument


Monday, July 3

3:00 PM

$5 per person

Many of our founding fathers spent time in Princeton, including George Washington, John Adams, and Alexander Hamilton. Learn where and why on this one-hour walk featuring locations central to Princeton’s role in the Revolutionary War.
Tour starts at Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street


Friday, October 27

4:00 PM

Free, but registration is required, as space is limited.

Get into the Halloween spirit with a 45-minute stroll through Princeton Cemetery, referred to as the “Westminster Abbey of the United States." Witness the final resting places of Princeton's prominent citizens, including a U.S. president, vice-president, and Civil War soldiers. 
Tour starts at the cemetery entrance at the corner of Greenview Avenue and Humbert Street