Suggested Weekend Activities- July 20-21

Princeton Area

  • Albert Einstein's house is located at 112 Mercer Street. The white framed, 2-story home boasts a large front porch in the Greek revival style. Einstein lived in this home from 1933 until his death in 1955. PLEASE NOTE: This is a private residence. It is NOT open to the public. 
  • Woodrow Wilson's house is located at 82 Library Place, between Stockton Street and Hodge Road, in the elegant, western section of Princeton. While Wilson lived on Princeton's campus, in Prospect House, while he was President of the University, he also resided at 82 Library Place for a time. 
  • The Princeton Battlefield is the site of the first U.S. victory during the Revolutionary War. It is located at 500 Mercer Street, just 0.5 miles south of Olden Lane and the Institute for Advanced Study. The Clarke House Museum, where General Hugh Mercer died after the Battle of Princeton, was used as a hospital following the battle of 1777. The Battlefield can be accessed from the Institute Woods or via Mercer Street.
  • The Institute Woods are adjacent to the IAS campus. There are numerous walking paths, some that lead to the canal, some to the battlefield and others to a bird sanctuary. Numerous song birds, great blue herons and eagles can be spotted along the trails.
  • Canoe and Kayak Rentals are available at 483 Alexander Street, walking distance from both the Princeton and Institute campuses. Rentals are available weekdays from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm and weekends from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. 
  • The Morven Museum and Garden is located at 55 Stockton Street. Built in the 1750s for Richard Stockton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, the home is also a former residence of New Jersey governors. The home is open Wednesday - Sunday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. 
  • Terhune Orchards is a short drive from downtown Princeton at 330 Cold Soil Road in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Terhune is an excellent place to purchase fresh, seasonal produce and children can see many farm animals in the barnyard. The orchard is open from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. 

 

New York City

Princeton provides easy access to New York City via train using New Jersey Transit. From the "Princeton, New Jersey" station, a shuttle train (the "DINKY") will go to Princeton Junction Station. From there, a Northeast Corridor Line train goes into New York's Penn Station. 

New York City plays host to a wide range of events and tourist attractions. To explore special events going on in the city during the PiTP program, visit this website or Time Out for details. 

 

Philadelphia

Princeton provides easy access to Philadelphia via New Jersey Transit and SEPTA trains. From the "Princeton, New Jersey" station, a shuttle train (the "DINKY") will go to Princeton Junction Station. From there, a Northeast Corridor Line train goes to Trenton Station. From Trenton Station, SEPTA trains run into Philadelphia. 

Philadelphia is home to a number of historical landmarks and boasts a large array of museums. Philadelphia is also hosting a number of summer events coinciding with the program, details about which can be found here.