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The Oldest Buildings In New Jersey Are Loaded With Fascinating History

As far as US history goes, New Jersey has some of the most interesting. Lenni-Lenape Indians inhabited the area for hundreds of years, and the first European settlers came from Holland, Sweden and Finland in the mid-1600s. The oldest buildings still surviving in our state were built in 1758, during the French and Indian War. Located in Trenton, the Old Barracks were constructed in response to complaints from local residents who were mandated to house British troops in their own homes. There are only four other Colonial-era barracks surviving in the United States.

To learn more about this unique historic spot, enjoy the video below or visit www.barracks.org.

Have you heard of the Old Barracks before? Have you visited?

Kristen Koennemann
Kristen is a freelance writer, editor and social-media manager who really loves her state. She's here to share all that New Jersey has to offer with residents and the rest of the world.