Princeton Battlefield State Park - Your Passport to Adventure - Princeton, NJ
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Quick Description: The Battle of Princeton was a battle of the American Revolutionary War, fought near Princeton, New Jersey, on January 2, 1777. The site is administered as a state park operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 6/17/2009 8:25:44 AM
Waymark Code: WM6KV0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Phleum
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Long Description:
Passport Program Information

The NJ Parks and Forests Service came out with a passport book for collecting stamps for visiting a select sampling of our states parks, forests and historic sites. Many fine places did not make the list but many beautiful and culturally important sites did make the list so I suppose it all evens out in the end. The passport book is divided into 3 sections, north, central and South Jersey. This stamp and Princeton Battlefield State Park represent the sixth listing for Central New Jersey. If it was not for the release of a puzzle cache a few years ago and my obsession at the time for first to finds, I would never have visited all 24 sites of central and southern NJ. The puzzle cache is called Passport To Adventure (Central Jersey Challenge) and can be found HERE. The stamp and the passport books are free. To find out more about our fabulous passport program please visit HERE.

Princeton Battlefield State Park

The stamp can be found inside the Clarke House, which is now a military museum highlighting the ordinance, rifles and other weaponry of the Revolutionary War. It is probably to call in advance to make sure someone is there as I went on a couple of occasions and it was closed despite posted hours stating otherwise. The stamp is quite beautiful, highlighting the Clarke House. The house was originally surrounded by 200 acres of land.

The Thomas Clarke House Museum, built in 1772 by Thomas Clarke., was built by the third generation of Quakers at Stony Brook. The house is furnished in the Revolutionary period and contains military artifacts and battle exhibits, as well as a research library. The Battle of Princeton was fought on the farm. The Clarke House served as a field hospital for the wounded of both sides. American General Hugh Mercer died here nine days later. The 85-acre park, a National Historic landmark, contains a cutting from the historic Mercer Oak, the memorial colonnade and a graveyard for British and American soldiers.

Name of Park, Protected Area, or Cultural Location: Princeton Battlefield State Park

Name of System or Passport Program: New Jersey's State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites

Passport Available: Yes, for free

Park Website: [Web Link]

Address of Station:
500 Mercer Road
Princeton, NJ USA
08540


Parking or Entrance Fee: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
No special instructions, but a picture of yourself or of something unique to that place would be a nice touch.
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