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Although best known for its eponymous Ivy League university, Princeton, New Jersey, is an historic locale in its own right. The site of a crucial battle of the American Revolutionary War, this atmospheric college town is nestled on the bank of (manmade) Lake Carnegie.
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330 Cold Soil Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
Year-round Terhune Orchards is host to special seasonal events. While the 200-acre estate grows exceptional quality fruits and vegetables, it's their unique activities that attract guests. Find pumpkins in the fall, taste wine in the winter, ride...
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354 Stockton St, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
If you're in Princeton on a Wednesday, visit Drumthwacket, the former home of William Penn. Now the residence of the Governor of New Jersey, the property—with a fascinating barn and garden—is officially on the National Register of Historic Places...
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91 University Pl, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
McCarter Theatre, renowned as one of the best in the nation and Tony Award winner for regional theater, has been putting on exceptional shows since 1930. Annual productions cover all the performing arts from theater, to dance, to live music. Check...
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112 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
There has been no shortage of brilliant academics during Princeton University’s luminous history, but in terms of reputation one German-born physicist towers above all others. One of the most recognizable figures of the 20th century, Albert...
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Elm Dr, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
When vising the campus, it would be a sin not to stop by the Princeton University Art Museum. Directly adjacent to McCormick Hall, not only does this building contain one of the most impressive university art collections in the world, but there’s...
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Nassau Hall, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA
It may be the most photographed spot on the Princeton University campus, but just because it’s rather touristy doesn’t mean Nassau Hall isn’t worth checking out. Erected in 1756, the building is now home to the office of the University President...
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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
If you have some free evenings during your visit to Princeton, it may be worthwhile to check if there are any athletic events or student theater productions going on while you’re in town. Princeton folks are especially spoiled when it comes to the...
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483 Alexander St, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
Rent a canoe or kayak and paddle into nearby Stonybrook and Lake Carnegie. The dock is located at Princeton Turning Basin Park, which also features walking and cycling paths as well as picnic tables, so you can sit down and fuel up before taking...
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80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619, USA
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What was once New Jersey's fairground has been transformed into a 42-acre sculpture park with more than 270 works. Grounds for Sculpture, located just 12 miles from Princeton and open year-round, hosts art workshops and classes for visitors of all...
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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
Undoubtedly one of the best things to do when visiting Princeton is to spend an afternoon walking around the university campus. One of the oldest and most beautiful campuses in the United States, Princeton is also among the most architecturally...
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8 Somerset St, Hopewell, NJ 08525, USA
Four hundred years of playful history—that's the purview of the Princeton Doll and Toy Museum, which has a collection of antique dolls and toys from the United States and abroad. Among its holdings are a rare papier-mâché clapper doll and...
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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
Maybe you normally avoid walking tours, but Princeton walking tours aren't your typical guided tour. On the Princeton Genius Tour, the so-called "Shameless Name-Dropping Tour," a guide shows you all the places where Princeton's most learned men...
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Carnegie Lake, New Jersey 08540, USA
On sunny days, you could do worse than pack a picnic and head down to the banks of Carnegie Lake, the three-and-a-half-mile expanse of water that serves as the training site for the Princeton University rowers. Created in 1906, the Lake was a gift...
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Princeton Pike, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
Founded in 1930, the Institute for Advanced Study is one of Princeton’s more renowned research centers, not least because the IAS was where Einstein decided to take up a position. And if it’s good enough for him . . . Those of us who are less...
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46 Yard Rd, Pennington, NJ 08534, USA
It's true: New Jersey isn't exactly known far and wide for its fine wines. But Hopewell Valley Winery's bottles are increasingly gaining the attention of wine lovers, not the least reason being that 16 of the 17 wines they submitted for the...
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55 Stockton St, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
The Morven Museum & Garden on 55 Stockton Street gives visitors a chance to view a historic landmark and take in an exhibition or two while they’re at it. Enter from the street and pass under the towering elms of the garden before reaching this...
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249 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
The vaunted reputation of its eponymous academic institution may lead one to forget that Princeton is a small town in the end. Most of it is easily negotiable on foot or, better yet, by bicycle. At Jay’s Cycles at 249 Nassau St., bikes can be...
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500 Mercer Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
Just over a week after his historic crossing of the Delaware River, General George Washington was victorious in the Battle of Princeton on January 3rd, 1777. The battle took place less than two miles from the University, named the College of New...
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483 Alexander St, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
If you’re visiting during the warmer months, Princeton Canoe and Kayak Rental at 483 Alexander Street offers a chance to satisfy your inner Winklevoss Twin. No, you won’t get to act out vindictive desires on a duplicitous nerd billionaire but, if...
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3 Circle Dr, Robbinsville, NJ 08691, USA
Fall days are filled with the fleeting hints of warm weather. Before the days turn gray and chilly, visitors head to Oasis Family Farm, less than 30 minutes from Princeton, to walk through the pumpkin patch and choose a perfect specimen to carve...