Light & Life in the Colonies

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Tour the Old Barracks Museum in the evening twilight to discover first-hand how light and darkness affected daily activities, work, and entertainment in the 18th century.

Availability of light varied among social class and rank. This 45-minute tour is not simply "Barracks-by-night", but instead focuses on life after sunset before electricity. See how access to light was dictated by social standing and rank by comparing the candles available in the soldiers quarters and the officers house. The tailors shop in the museum will show how the work day was impacted by sunlight.

Date and Times:

  • Tuesday, November 13 & Tuesday, November 20
  • Museum opens at 6:45 PM; Tour begins at 7 PM

Each evening is limited to 15 people - Advanced Tickets Required


  • $10; $5-Old Barracks Association Members
More Info:
The Old Barracks Museum
101 Barrack Street,
Trenton, New Jersey 08608
Event Date:
Nov 13, 2018
* Related Date(s):
Nov 13, 2018 , Nov 20, 2018
No Time Specified
$10; $5-Old Barracks Association Members
2018 Seasonal Events 2019: Fall Events / Activities Club Meeting Community Educational / Learning Event Categories Open House Special Event
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Added On: Oct 30, 2018, Updated On: Oct 30, 2018

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