Children & Family Public Programs

To register for the following programs: Call 609.921.6748 x102 or email eve@princetonhistory.org.

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.

MEMORIALS

Saturday, May 27 10:00 AM

$5 per person

From the Revolutionary War to Operation Iraqi Freedom, Princeton honors those who served their country. This one-hour tour will visit local tributes to war veterans and famous Princetonians.
Tour starts at the Princeton Battle Monument

CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE

Monday, July 3

3:00 PM

$5 per person

Many of our founding fathers spent time in Princeton, including George Washington, John Adams, and Alexander Hamilton. Learn where and why on this one-hour walk featuring locations central to Princeton’s role in the Revolutionary War.
Tour starts at Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street

PRINCETON CEMETERY TOUR

Friday, October 27

4:00 PM

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

Get into the Halloween spirit with a 45-minute stroll through Princeton Cemetery, referred to as the “Westminster Abbey of the United States." Witness the final resting places of Princeton's prominent citizens, including a U.S. president, vice-president, and Civil War soldiers. 
Tour starts at the cemetery entrance at the corner of Greenview Avenue and Humbert Street