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, April 2nd, 2:00 pm — 4:30 pm
25 tickets available - purchase
Sunday, April 9th, 2:00 pm — 4:30 pm
25 tickets available - purchase
Sunday, April 23rd, 2:00 pm — 4:30 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, April 22nd, 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm
20 tickets available - purchase
Saturday, May 13th, 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm
18 tickets available - purchase
Saturday, June 17th, 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm
18 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, May 6th, 10:00 am — 12:30 pm
24 tickets available - purchase
THE MAGIC AND HISTORY OF MARQUAND PARK
In 1953, the Marquand family donated 17 acres of their estate, Guernsey Hall, to the municipality of Princeton to serve as an arboretum and passive recreation park. Once part of a 30-acre farm owned by Judge Richard Stockton Field, Marquand Park is home to more than 150 different tree specimens, some dating back over 170 years!

Join Bob Wells, Associate Director of Arboriculture at Morris Arboretum, and Roland Machold, former Marquand Park Foundation board member, as they share the history of the property and highlight the native and exotic trees in the collection.

Tickets are FREE, but registration is required, as space is limited.

Saturday, April 8th, 11:00 am — 12:00 pm
16 tickets available - purchase