Walking Tours

PRINCETON HISTORY SUNDAY TOUR
Enjoy a 2-mile, two-and-a-half hour walk around downtown Princeton and the University campus as you learn about historic sites in the area, including Bainbridge House, Nassau Hall, the University Chapel and Palmer Square. The early history of Princeton, the founding of the University and the American Revolution are just some of the stories from Princeton’s history that you will learn on your tour.

Tours start outside Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street.

Tickets are $7. Advance purchase is recommended, as space is limited.
Walk up ticket sales are cash only; guides cannot provide change.

Tours are held in light rain; in the event of severe inclement weather, click here for an update on HSP's calendar of events. Updates will post by noon on the tour date.

Sunday, May 28th, 2:00 pm — 4:30 pm
14 tickets available - purchase
Sunday, June 4th, 2:00 pm — 4:30 pm
18 tickets available - purchase
Sunday, June 11th, 2:00 pm — 4:30 pm
25 tickets available - purchase
Sunday, June 18th, 2:00 pm — 4:30 pm
25 tickets available - purchase
Sunday, June 25th, 2:00 pm — 4:30 pm
25 tickets available - purchase
CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE
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 tour featuring locations central to Princeton's role in the Revolutionary War.
Monday, July 3rd, 3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
25 tickets available - purchase
HISTORIC STONY BROOK: Gateway to Princeton History
Before there was a "Princeton," six Quaker families established a community on the fertile ground along Stony Brook. This two-hour hike explores the lives of the early settlers and the community they established, while following a portion of the trail George Washington took from Trenton to the Princeton Battlefield. Stops include the Stony Brook Meeting House and Burial Ground, walking a portion of the "hidden" back road into Princeton, and a view of the Battlefield.

Tickets are $5, and include farmhouse museum admission.

Saturday, June 17th, 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm
10 tickets available - purchase
Saturday, July 8th, 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm
20 tickets available - purchase
Saturday, August 12th, 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm
20 tickets available - purchase
MEMORIALS
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.
NOTE: Due to a conflict with the Princeton Memorial Day Parade, the start time has been moved to 12 PM.
Saturday, May 27th, 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
24 tickets available - purchase
PRINCETON CEMETERY TOUR
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 for Princeton's prominent citizens, including a U.S. president, vice-president and Civil War soldiers. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

FREE, but online registration is required.

Friday, October 27th, 4:00 pm — 4:45 pm
14 tickets available - purchase
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTURE TOUR
This popular tour explores the phenomenal architecture on campus, dating from 1756 to the present. Buildings on this two mile walk include the Georgian-style Nassau Hall, collegiate gothic marvels, and extraordinary contemporary designs, including the Frank Gehry-designed Lewis Library, the Stadium, the Icahn Laboratory, and the brand-new Princeton Neuroscience Institute/Psychology facility.

Tickets are $10. Advance purchase is recommended, as space is limited.

Saturday, October 7th, 10:00 am — 12:30 pm
24 tickets available - purchase