Due to the rapid rise of COVID cases, the Old Barracks Museum has canceled its Patriots Week events for Sunday, Dec 26. The decision, while difficult, was made to protect the safety of both its staff and the public. This includes the Puppet Show and all events at the Old Barracks Museum on Dec 26, as well as the musket demonstration at Mill Hill Park.
**A special note: With the current surge in COVID cases due to the Omicron variant, we suggest you call organizations and businesses hosting an event in advance of attending an event.
Patriots Week, which celebrates Trenton’s consequential role in the Revolutionary War, is returning this December! Due to the unknown impact of the Omicron variant, the Battle of Trenton reenactment has been paused for the year. However, many of your favorite events and activities are back, from musket demos and Old Barracks Museum tours to the puppet show and pub crawl.
The Christmas Day Crossing at Washington Crossing Historic Park will still take place, as well as the Battle of Princeton Reenactment.
A Celebration of Trenton’s Revolutionary Role in American History
Patriots Week is held annually from December 26 – 31 during the week between Christmas and New Year’s. It attracts thousands of history buffs, tourists and other visitors from across the region and beyond to Trenton. It’s a wonderful, unifying, family-friendly celebration packed with historic tours, lectures and other activities, from a Colonial Ball to a pub crawl, to a musket demonstration to a puppet show.
The Trenton Downtown Association works closely with neighboring sites in the area to bring the most comprehensive historical experience possible to life for those of all ages and backgrounds. Through an immersive experience, TDA commemorates and recognizes Trenton’s unique and pivotal role in the American Revolution. A role that has shaped some of the very streets and buildings that can still be seen standing today as they were in 1776. Learn more at www.patriotsweek.com.
Trenton Downtown Association (TDA) is a nonprofit organization, located in the heart of New Jersey's state capital, devoted to strengthening and promoting downtown Trenton as a great place to live, work and visit.