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This was our nations capitol

When you come to Princeton and the University this is a must stop. Theplace looks great at night... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Farmington, Maine
Beautiful, historic part of princeton University

it is pretty cool to see the statues of famous leaders from Princeton, the crack in the stone... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2018
Meryl J
Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

When you come to Princeton and the University this is a must stop. Theplace looks great at night. It is the oldest building on the campus and once served as our nations capitol. The bell rings in tower. The original bell was given to Bill...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank tullio7
Reviewed May 28, 2018

it is pretty cool to see the statues of famous leaders from Princeton, the crack in the stone building where a cannonball had hit one of the buildings, and to learn about our cool town's history.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Meryl J
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Princeton's campus is beautiful in winter, even as it snows. Happens to spend a few days in the campus and I walked past the forever iconic Nassau Hall, spent a few minutes. Hundreds of prospective parents were around the Nassau Hall, hearing all those legendary...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 15, 2018

Get a tour guide. You'll want to hear all about this place. Lots and lots of history. Read about it before you go.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Salvatore F
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Nassau Hall is certainly a focal point of campus, especially from Nassau Street entering the campus through the iconic gates. It was the first capitol of the US (or what could be considered the United States) even before Philadelphia and is now the main administration...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Emily G
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Princeton has a very rich past, and a visit to the university is a good way to appreciate the history of the United States on a micro level. Nassau Hall is the oldest building in Princeton and is currently serving as an administrative building. It...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

Even if you don't take a tour of Nassau Hall, it remains a must-see. Right on the edge of campus and facing the shops and restaurants of Nassau Street, it is literally the heart of the town both physically and symbolically. Walk around it and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed March 10, 2017

Anyone traveling to Princeton needs to add this to their trip. It is a sight to see and an iconic part of Princeton. Through these gates enter the Freshman, and through the same gates, the seniors leave. It is a very important component of the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank tylerbE6622NN
Reviewed January 7, 2017

It's part of campus, can't really be here and not see Nassau Hall as it's the iconic building. Picturesque.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed December 26, 2016

This is the oldest building on the Princeton University campus. In part of 1783 Princeton NJ was the capital of the US and this building housed the American government. It now houses administrative offices of the University.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Stanner57
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Linda C
April 29, 2017|
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Last time I was there there was no cost.