This Is New Jersey’s Most Historic Building You Should Try To Visit
Here in New Jersey, we have a rich history as we were one of the original 13 colonies here in the United States. The original 13 colonies were New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. According to Ballotpedia, "The first permanent European settlement in New Jersey was established in 1660. New Jersey ratified the U.S. Constitution in December 1787." So as you can see Jersey has a deep history and there are lots of attractions to experience our history and to learn from.
According to Love Exploring, "The United States might be a relatively young nation, but there's still plenty for history lovers to discover, from the childhood homes of treasured authors to forts involved in major conflicts through the centuries. These buildings aren't necessarily the oldest in their respective states, but they've got important stories to tell."
Here in New Jersey, the Love Exploring article selected a site in our state capitol in Trenton as our most historical building. The Old Barracks in Trenton was chosen here in the Garden State. "New Jersey's historic treasures are often overlooked, but it's well worth making a trip to this museum in Trenton, just a few hours away from New York City. The Old Barracks building was constructed back in 1758, to house soldiers during the French and Indian War. It was then also used throughout the Revolutionary War by both the British and Americans. Today it's filled with exhibits covering everything from the history of the structure itself to tales of a local anti-suffrage movement."
I personally have not visited the Old Barracks in Trenton, but after researching this article it's now on my list of places to visit in New Jersey. If you have toured the Old Barracks, let us know what you think, and post your comments below.
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