Old Barracks Museum

 
Experience another dimension to history as you and your school, scout, or homeschool group interact with historical interpreters in our exciting "Meet the Past” living history educational programs at the Old Barracks Museum. Youth groups enter the world of 1777 and share the trials, tribulations and joys of ordinary people living in extraordinary times. Be recruited into the Continental Army, learn about a soldier's life, witness a weapons demonstration, and be sworn into the army. Visit the infirmary to learn about smallpox inoculations. Encounter a witness of the Battles of Trenton recalling battle incidents or a Loyalist trying to persuade you to remain loyal to King George III. Ask about our Camp Ins for youth groups.
  
For more info on planning your next class trip or scout trip to our history museum, please visit www.barracks.org.
Learn about field trips and educational programs for youth groups.
Learn more about Old Barrack's Camp Ins, our overnight trips for scout and other youth groups. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 101 Barrack St., Trenton, NJ 08608. Mercer County.
 
Tel: 609-396-1776.
 
 
Website: www.barracks.org
 
Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-5PM.
 
Contact: Lauren Ronaghan, lronaghan@barracks.org
 
Trip Info  
Grade Level: 3rd-12th.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes-1 hour.  
 
Cost: $6-$12 depending on type; Camp Ins - $33 per person.  
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.
 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue