Historic Princeton, New Jersey

Historic Princeton, New Jersey

Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Easy accessed by bus and train routes, only 40 miles from New Jersey’s Newark Airport, and pretty much half way between New York City and Philadelphia, it is well worth making the effort to visit this historic town.

History
Take a stroll through the campus of the famous Ivy League University of Princeton and explore the fascinating history of this old town. Visit Bainbridge House, a Georgian House dating back from 1766 and Morvan Museum and Gardens which is a National Historic Landmark. http://www.princeton.edu/main/

Art
It is no surprise that Princeton is full of art galleries, theatres and museums, most of them being affiliated to the University itself. There is the Princeton University Art Gallery, The Historical Society of Princeton and the Lewis Centre for the Arts among others.

Sport
Being a University town, there is a big emphasis on sport. It wont be hard to catch a football or baseball match or an athletics’ event whilst on a visit, or pick up a famous Princeton Tigers sweatshirt or cap in the large sports shop opposite the University http://www.goprincetontigers.com/

Palmer Square
Right at the heart of the town, Palmer Sq is full of luxury boutiques, pretty cafes and coffee shops. Sample the beers at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room or a delicious cake at Chez Alice. Splash out and spend a night at the Nassau Inn a unique, historic Hotel dating back to the late1700’s. www.nasauinn.com

Albert Einstein
The famous scientist and humanitarian spent his last 20 years living in Princeton, take a tour (maps available in the town centre) of his favourite places where he used to spend his days.

Being only a small town, everywhere is easily accessible by foot, but hiring a bike is a great way to see the town. A great website with loads more ideas is
http://www.princetontourcompany.com/