October 29, 2019 Share

Colonial Ball

Photo courtesy of Old Barracks Museum

Trenton, NJ— Have you ever watched the ball dancing in Pride and Prejudice and imagined yourself dancing in such a romantic setting? Dance like our founding fathers along with reenactors in Revolutionary War dress, to live music of the time. You needn’t know the dances – we’ll teach you! Enjoy light refreshments as you mingle with people from the past and the present. This is a one-of-a-kind experience not to be missed!

The Colonial Ball will be held the evening of Friday, December 27, at 7 PM. It will take place at the Historic Trenton Masonic Temple, located at 100 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ. Parking for the event is free, close, and plentiful, available in the lot across from The War Memorial and the small lot next to The Old Barracks Museum.

Advanced ticket pricing: $25-General Public; $20-Old Barracks Association Members. Tickets available at www.barracks.org or 609-396-1776. Door ticket pricing (if available, please check online): $30.

For more information call 609-396-1776 or visit www.barracks.org. This event is hosted by the Old Barracks Museum and is part of Patriots Week, a week-long celebration of Trenton’s revolutionary history. Visit www.patriotsweek.com for more information on this and other events.

This program is made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the New Jersey Historical Commission / Department of State, and the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

ABOUT THE OLD BARRACKS MUSEUM: The Old Barracks Museum preserves the history of a building that was built as a French and Indian War military barracks and used as a Revolutionary War military hospital. It stood witness to Washington’s crucial victory at the Battle of Trenton. In 1903, members of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonial Dames organized The Old Barracks Association and spearheaded a campaign to fund a major restoration, in partnership with the State of New Jersey. The building has been used as a museum for over a century, and has frequently been used as a symbol for the state of New Jersey. The Old Barracks Museum welcomes visitors from across the state as well as around the world.