June 25, 2014

Celebrate Fourth of July At Battlefield State Park

The public is invited to celebrate America’s Independence Day on Friday, July 4, at Princeton Battlefield State Park, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

Revolutionary War period soldiers, from Mott’s 6th Company, 2nd Continental Artillery will be on hand to demonstrate drill, artillery, and flintlock muskets. The Clarke House Volunteers will be demonstrating domestic skills that might be found on a farm such as Thomas Clarke’s. Period games will be available for children of all ages to try. The Thomas Clarke House and the Arms of the Revolution exhibit will be open to tour. There will also be a talk on the Battle of Princeton at noon, and a reading of the Declaration of Independence at 1 p.m.

Visitors can have a picnic in the Park’s open fields and hike on the trails of the adjacent Institute Woods. Barbecues and alcohol are not permitted in the park.

Princeton Battlefield is located at 500 Mercer Road (Princeton Pike) in Princeton Township, 1.5 miles south of Princeton University and 3.8 miles north of Routes 95/295.

For further information call (609) 921-0074.