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.
Historic Princeton Walking Tour on July 30, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Historic Princeton Walking Tour on August 6, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Stony Brook Walking Tour on August 12, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Themed History Walks
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.
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.
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