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Address: Trenton, NJ

An impressive monument, located just north of the city center.

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Trenton Battle Monument

My 1st home was in Trenton and my wife graduated Trenton HS, so comfortable with the area at least 20 years ago. We moved allowing for our children to attend more of a suburban... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
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Montville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built between1891-93, the 148' grant monument in Beaux Arts style commemorates the December 26th, 1776 Battle of Trenton. John H. Duncan designed the monument who also designed Grant's Tomb. The monument is located at "Five Points" which is where the American artillery was set up as a strategic high ground offensive. Such an important battle in the history of the... More 

Thank duck8to
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

My 1st home was in Trenton and my wife graduated Trenton HS, so comfortable with the area at least 20 years ago. We moved allowing for our children to attend more of a suburban school district as I did. We visited the Trenton Battle Monument for the 1st time for a college graduation event and have to say the building... More 

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The monument is now in a depressed and somewhat dangerous area of Trenton. There is nothing there that would enrich a visitor's interest in American history. Doing a "drive-by" is best. Stay in your car.

Thank Diane F
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399 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

My co-workers and I on a historic tour of the Revolutionary War Battle of Trenton. So different now once you see the history explained to you. The monument reveals and outlines the Battles of the Americans against the Germans and British during this time up and down Queen and Kings street. The 4 crossings of the Delaware River made by... More 

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South Fallsburg, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Not really a lot of info there. Very pretty monument but didn't say much about the battle- I had to look that up myself. A piece of history though

Thank kbonn932
Pennington, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

The Trenton Battle Monument is an impressive obelisk that honors the victory of the American army over the British army on December 26, 1776. At the bottom of the monument are two statues of soldiers who appear to be standing guard. On the door, is a plaque engraved with a portion of a speech from the British colonial secretary, which... More 

Thank jonahNJ
Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

One of the greatest battles our country has ever been in, its' memorials and its meaning has been lost to the public for generations. Lot's of reasons for this including apathy of the general public, little teaching in public education of its' significants, no interest of its historical value by all levels of government and the deteriorating surroundings that turns... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Trenton is the forgotten capital of New Jersey, and the Trenton Battle Monument is a forgotten relic to honor the memory of one of the best war stories that ever happened.

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New Jersey
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220 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

A nice tall tower in the middle of nowhere in Trenton NJ (itself 90 percent nowhere) that commemorates one of the key battles in the American Revolutionary War. Without a guide to tell you "here were the Britain's, here were the Hessians, and here was Washington standing like a stone wall (oops, wrong fight) you have little chance of understanding... More 

Thank Jerry W
Trenton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

nice to see our history, its nice to bring the kids to see this building and learn something and something to do when kids are bored.


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