Adult Programs


WALKING TOURS


Sunday public walking tours as well as special walking tours are available. Please click here for more information.

For more information on the private tours we offer for adult groups, please visit our Group Tours page by clicking here


THE MAGIC AND HISTORY OF MARQUAND PARK

Saturday, April 8

11 AM

Free, but registration is required, as space is limited.

In 1953, the Marquand family donated 17 acres of their estate, Guernsey Hall, to the municipality of Princeton to serve as an arboretum and passive recreation park. Once part of a 30-acre farm owned by Judge Richard Stockton Field, Marquand Park is home to more than 140 different tree specimens, some dating back over 170 years!

Join Bob Wells, Associate Director of Arboriculture at Morris Arboretum, and Roland Machold, former Marquand Park Foundation board member, as they share the history of the property and highlight the native and exotic trees in the collection.

Starts at Marquand Park parking lot, Lover’s Lane between Stockton and Mercer Streets.

 

HISTORIC STONY BROOK: Gateway to Princeton History

2017 Dates: April 22, May 13, June 17, July 8, August 12; Fall Dates TBD

1 PM

$5 per person, includes Updike farmhouse museum admission

Before there was a “Princeton,” six Quaker families established a community on the fertile ground along Stony Brook. This two-hour hike explores the lives of the early settlers and the community they established, while following a portion of the trail George Washington took from Trenton to the Princeton Battlefield. Stops include the Stony Brook Meeting House and Burial Ground, walking a portion of the “hidden” back road into Princeton, and a view of the Battlefield.
Starts at Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road.

 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTURE TOUR

Saturday, May 6 and October 7

10AM – 12:30 PM

$10 per person

This popular tour explores the phenomenal architecture on campus, dating from 1756 to the present. Buildings on this two-mile walk include the Georgian-style Nassau Hall, collegiate gothic marvels, and extraordinary contemporary designs, including the Frank Gehry-designed Lewis Library, the Stadium, the Icahn Laboratory, and the brand-new Princeton Neuroscience Institute/Psychology facility.
Tour starts at Palmer Square’s Tiger Park

ALBERT E. HINDS MEMORIAL WALKING TOUR - DIGITAL VERSION NOW AVAILABLE

Visit http://www.princetonhistory.org/tour/index.html to access a digital version of the Albert E. Hinds Memorial Walking Tour: African American Life in Princeton through your smart phone. Developed and narrated by Shirley Satterfield, a resident of the community and member of the first integrated class at Nassau School.

Princeton’s African American community has withstood segregated schooling and theatres, limited employment opportunities, escalating housing costs and the subtle, but powerful, effects of racial discrimination. The memories of struggle, and of past accomplishments, remind everyone that progress is an on-going process that must be taken on my new generations to come.

Experience a one of a kind tour of the historic Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood that gives you the history below Nassau Street. Learn about the “Princeton Plan” that desegregated schools at the site of the Witherspoon Street School for Colored Children; hear about the life of Paul Robeson at his birthplace; and visit Birch Avenue, where many houses were moved when the establishment of Palmer Square demolished much of the historic Black neighborhood across from the University.


HSP received a project grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, to support this project.