Crossroads of the American Revolution and the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce are set to unveil new signage telling the story of Trenton’s Old Barracks. The groups will display the marker at 101 Barrack Street on Wednesday, May 23 at 3:15 p.m.
The sign is among the first to be put up in Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area’s statewide program to unify New Jersey’s Revolutionary War sites with a common visual brand. The Old Barracks sign is part of a prominent and cohesive identity designed for the more than 200 Revolutionary War-related sites, with an eye toward attracting visitors and promoting New Jersey’s crucial role in the war.
“Heritage tourism is a key economic driver for New Jersey; the state’s extensive Revolutionary War history is an asset that’s yet to be used to its fullest extent,” said Crossroads Board Chair Ira Jersey. “Entrances to key state parks like Washington Crossing, Monmouth Battlefield and Princeton Battlefield are already branded with Crossroads signage, but there’s tremendous opportunity to unify local sites across the state with the common brand as Revolutionary heritage sites.”
“We’re thrilled that the Old Barracks is taking the lead in joining our efforts with an interpretive marker that puts the site into context with New Jersey’s extensive contributions to the fight for independence.”
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