Thanks for stopping by PrincetonKIDS! Our goal is to help busy families and child care givers by bringing local resources, volunteer opportunities, and community events and activities for all ages directly to your fingertips. Discover what’s great about our community - everything from visiting the New Jersey State Museum to storytime at the Princeton Public Library - we are “keeping parents in the know and kids on the go!"
Family Fishing Programs are designed for families who are new to fishing. Join us for this unique program sponsored by the state’s Fish and Boat Commission. This Family Fishing Program will begin with hands-on instruction. After, you and your family can spend time fishing on your own, with park staff available to assist. No fishing licenses required! Please bring your own bait, including earthworms, mealworms, artificial bait, cheese or corn. All other equipment will be provided.
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Start with the Nassau Street Parade from 10am to 11am, then onto Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Street, for Continental Musket Drills, Living History Cooking and Encampment Demonstrations, Young patriots, ages 6 to 12, will drill and march like Continental soldiers. Join the 3rd Pennsylvania regiment as they demonstrate marching and drilling. Activities will include: Continental infantrymen practicing period drilling techniques, The demonstration and firing of reproduction colonial era muskets, Young patriots (ages 6 to 12) can volunteer for army drills to learn how to march and maneuver like a Continental soldier.View Complete Calendar
Bring your bikes to the park for an easy ride on the canal towpath. We’ll bike from the Lower Park to the Soldier’s Graves, a little over 4 miles each way. Along the way, learn the history of the canal and how it affected the history of the area. Once we arrive at the graves, bikers may choose to ride back to the Lower Park, tour the Thompson-Neely House and Farmstead ($6 per person), or attend the Memorial Day ceremony at the graves beginning at 1 PM (Free). After the ceremony, park staff will lead a guided ride back to the Lower Park. Please meet at the parking lot off Route 532.View Complete Calendar
The park’s annual Memorial Day observance will be held at the gravesite of Continental soldiers. The observation will include Revolutionary War reenactors, veterans, and other honored guests. During the event, American flags will be placed on the graves. The gravesite marks the resting place of soldiers who died during the Continental army’s December 1776 encampment in Bucks County. Although no Americans were killed during the Delaware River crossing and the First Battle of Trenton, some soldiers succumbed to exposure, disease or previous injuries. The gravesite is located near the park’s Thompson-Neely House, about two miles south of New Hope at the intersection of Route 32 and Aquetong Rd.View Complete Calendar
Learn beginner paddling skills while kayaking on the lagoon at Washington Crossing Historic Park. Kayaks, paddles, and flotation devices will be provided. Meet at the parking lot off Route 532 in the Lower Park.
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