Historic Downtown Trenton

Historic Downtown Trenton (HM2CNK)

Location: Trenton, NJ 08608 Mercer County
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N 40° 13.129', W 74° 45.84'

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Mill Hill Park contains the site of Mahlon Stacy's gristmill (later known as the Trenton Mills), the city's very first industrial facility. The American Revolution's Second Battle of Trenton was partly fought on the park grounds. The Alexander Douglass House, where George Washington planned the surprise American victory at Princeton, has been relocated here. The Jackson Street Bridge, an exceptional late 19th century wrought-iron truss bridge, spans the Assunpink Creek in the center of the park. Read the sign panels positioned around the park to learn more about each of these historic topics.For an interactive Google map with photographs of each site and more historical detail, search on "Downtown Trenton Revolutionary War Historic Sites" and select www.google.com/maps. Consult the Map to locate other Revolutionary War sites downtown and better understand Trenton's historic landscape at the time of the battle.Many of these sites are within easy walking distance of Mill Hill Park. The Old Barracks (#8) has regular visiting hours Monday through Saturday and can provide information on access to other sites.Revolutionary War Sites1   Trenton Battle MonumentOpen to the public (limited hours)www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/historic/Trentonbattlemonument/Opened

in 1896 to commemorate the American victories at the Battles of Trenton.2   St. Michael's ChurchOpen for services140 North Warren StreetBuilt 1747-48; used as a hospital after the Battles of Trenton; buried in the churchyard is David Brearley, a signer of the U.S. Constitution. 3   Quaker Meeting HouseOpen for services142 East Hanover Sreet www.quakercloud.org/cloud/trenton-friends-meetingBuilt 1739; during the Second Battle of Trenton the meeting house was occupied by British forces; buried here is Charles Clymer, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.4   After the Crossing MuralOutdoor site open to the publicEast Hanover StreetScenes from the First Battle of Trenton arranged around a central image of Captain von Biesenrodt surrendering to Brigadier General Arthur St. Clair. 5   First Presbyterian Church Burial GroundOpen to the public (limited hours)120 East State StreetBuried here are the Reverend John Rosbrugh, killed by the British on January 2, 1777, and Moore Furman, Revolutionary War patriot and Trenton's first mayor.6   Petty's Run Archaeological SiteOutdoor site open to the public125 West State Streetwww.barracks.org/Stabilized ruins of the Trenton Steel Works

(circa 1745-84); the steel works and a nearby plating mill both supplied war material to the Continental Army. 7   N.C. Wyeth PaintingOpen to the public (limited hours)Thomas Edison State College101 West State StreetAcclaimed painting by N.C. Wyeth showing George Washington passing through Trenton en route to his inauguration as the nation's first President in 1789. 8   Old BarracksMuseum open to the public (entry fee)101 Barrack Streetwww.barracks.org/ National Historic Landmark; erected 1758-59 during the French and Indian War; served as an army hospital for American soldiers during the Revolution. 9   Old Masonic LodgeOpen to the public (limited Hours)102 Barrack StreetBuilt in 1793, provides visitor information about the Trenton area and an exhibit explaining the military maneuvers of the Battles of Trenton.10   The Winds of Change MuralOutdoor site open to the publicSouth Warren StreetEye-catching mural that captures the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence in Trenton on July 8, 1776.11   Trenton MillsOutdoor site open to the publicMill Hill Park (South Broad Street)Established by Trenton's founder settler Mahlon Stacy in 1679; once the leading colonial gristmill in all of

West Jersey and a focus of the Second Battle of Trenton.12  Douglass HouseBuilding open by appointmentMill Hill Park (East Front Street)Current location of thrice-moved house where George Washington planned the American withdrawal from Trenton on January 2, 1777 and the surprise victory at Princeton on the following day.13   George Washington StatueOutdoor site open to the publicMill Hill Park (South Montgomery Street)Italian marble statue of George Washington leaning forward in his classic "crossing the Delaware" pose; carved for the Continental Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876 and relocated to Mill Hill Park in 1976.14   William Trent HouseMuseum open to the public (limited hours)15 Market Streetwww.williamtrenthouse.org/ Built 1719 by William Trent, the Philadelphia merchant for whom Trenton is named, owned by loyalist Dr. William Bryant at the time of the Battles of Trenton.15   Eagle TavernBuilding closed431-433 South Broad StreetBuilt as a dwelling around 1765 by Philadelphia merchant Robert Waln; occupied by British and Hessian forces prior to the Battles of Trenton.
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 520080 N 4452070
Decimal Degrees40.21881667, -74.76400000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 13.129', W 74° 45.84'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 13' 7.74" N, 74° 45' 50.4" W
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Area Code(s)609
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near , Trenton NJ 08608, US
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