A Piece of Living History
When it was built: 1758
Location: 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ
Significance: The Old Barracks Museum is the only existing and restored military structure left in New Jersey that is associated with the Colonial Wars
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Old Barracks Museum in Trenton – one of the oldest surviving public buildings in New Jersey – is a “remarkable survivor in the middle of a large, modern city,” according to Executive Director Richard Patterson.
Constructed in 1758, during the French and Indian War, it was built by the thencolony of New Jersey in response to petitions from residents who were protestingcompulsory quartering of soldiers in their own homes. The Old Barracks was one of five such buildings throughout New Jersey constructed to house British soldiers during the winter months of the war, and it is the only one still