Upon first glance at Downtown Trenton, it becomes immediately evident that this city has a rich and storied past. From New Jersey’s halls of governance to relics of the Revolutionary War, it is no secret that history happens here. Whether you’re an out-of-town visitor or a lifelong Trentonian, it is always a wonderful experience to step back and take in the true significance of what this community has achieved. From the birth of our nation to the Industrial Revolution and beyond, there is a story on just about every corner of our incredible city. If you’re interested in learning more about Downtown Trenton’s historic sites and sounds, you’ll want to mark your calendars for the Trenton Historical Society’s upcoming walking tour.

On Saturday, August 12th, you are invited to join the Trenton Historical Society for a guided walking tour throughout Downtown Trenton. The tour will begin at 12pm at the New Jersey Statehouse Annex, 131-137 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608. This installment is the latest in the Trenton Historical Society’s walking tour initiative, which takes visitors through the sites and sounds of THS’s annual Trenton calendar. The tour will begin at the Statehouse Annex on West State Street to Warren Street, including South on Barrack Street and North on Warren Street. Karl Flesch of the Trenton Historical Society will lead the tour.

All are welcome to be a part of this afternoon of discovery. The event is free to attend. That being said, donations will be accepted if you wish to support the incredible work of the Trenton Historical Society. You can also donate online by visiting the Trenton Historical Society website: THS – Home. If you want to study locations before the tour, you can read more about this year’s calendar, which is available here: 2023 Calendar – THS.

In addition to walking tours and other engaging community events, the Trenton Historical Society is integral in preserving and dispelling information about Trenton and its historic past. From the preservation of Trenton’s historic housing stock to highlighting the various neighborhoods, institutions, and organizations that shaped what our city is today, the THS works tirelessly to ensure that our city’s history remains enshrined and accessible to all. For those lucky enough to participate in the upcoming tour, there’s no doubt that you’re in excellent hands with some of Trenton’s fiercest advocates.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please get in touch with the Trenton Historical Society at (609) 396-4478 or trentonhistoricalsoc@gmail.com for additional details. An afternoon stroll through Downtown Trenton is the perfect way to kick off your weekend, so mark your calendars today!

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