Battle of Princeton Tour Offers Visitors Insight Into Turning Point of Revolution

By Dari Kotzker
NJ Today

The Battle of Princeton took place on January 3, 1777, and was one of the landmark battles of the American Revolution, when George Washington’s forces beat the British. As part of Patriots’ Week, a specialized tour retraced the steps the soldiers took from Trenton to the Princeton Battlefield. “The sacrifices that these men made, the ordeal that they went through, the best way to describe the Ten Days campaign of the American Revolution is that it was a candle about to be blown out,” said tour guide Ralph Siegel. “After the Battle of Princeton, Washington established himself and saved the cause, they saved it from being extinguished.

The tour group started at the Mill Hill Park in Trenton. They then traveled the same route the soldiers took to Princeton, stopped at the Princeton Battlefield Park and ended at the Princeton Battle Monument. “It was amazing, [it] also gives you a lot of patriotic feelings about how America was started, “ said Debbie Walter from Newtown, Pa.