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American and British flags waving on the grounds of the Princeton Battlefield

Princeton Battlefield

Princeton Battlefield State Park, just a mile southwest of Princeton University, maintains and interprets the scene of George Washington's 1777 victory. The famous Mercer Oak, not far from where General Hugh Mercer fell during the battle, still stands. So does the Thomas Clarke House, built in 1772, which witnessed the fierce fighting. The house contains period items and Revolutionary War exhibits. The Ionic Collonade and a stone patio and mark the grave of 21 British and 15 American soldiers killed in the battle. Several trails cross the battlefield.

Princeton Battlefield: What's Nearby

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Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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The Woodlands Cemetery
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Clarence Clark Park
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The Green-Wood Cemetery
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Long Island "Battlefield"
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Preservation

The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 24 acres at Princeton Battlefield.

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Related Battles

Princeton, NJ | January 3, 1777
Result: American Victory
Estimated Casualties
American
75
British
270