Princeton WannaBe Blog
I'm not a real historian. I didn't grow up in Princeton. I don't have an Ivy League education.
I'm a total Princeton WannaBe.
Still, I gush about loving the heart of Princeton as much as I can!
Now, it's time to know the truth.....
Be warned this is an unsettling tour. It's the site of one of the most important battles in the United States and, per usual, our guides are not holding back any of the facts.
$20 Per Person
This isn't a "jump out and scare you" experience. This is a once in a lifetime experience to be on the most significant American battlefields after dark using authentic EMF Meters, Dowsing Rods and Therma-Meters to investigate the site. The event is designed to be suitable for ages 9yrs - 99 yrs.
We start in the front yard of the Thomas Clarke house where unexplained apparitions and paranormal activity have been reported. Next, we walk through Princeton Battlefield where tour guides use state of the art audio systems and iPads to tell the chronological story and descriptions of the horrors of war, including the shootings, bayonettings, beatings, cannon fire and screams of both men and horses shot during the battle. Guests are allowed to use our official ghost hunting equipment such as EMF Meters, dowsing rods, therma-meters and EVP Recorders throughout the walk on the battlefield.
For believers, you'll be shocked what you will feel on a tour. For non-believers, expect plenty of historical information regarding the battle and Revolutionary War to keep you engaged throughout the hour and half experience.
Valuable discounts to nearby restaurants and shopping will be on your e-ticket and redeemable the day of the tour!
This tour begins and ends at Princeton Battlefield at 500 Mercer Road, Princeton, NJ 08540.
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The Princeton Art Museum really IS the social event of the season. Guests are allowed to enjoy cocktails inside the incredible museum collection and then, for those who know a sound investment, enjoy dinner inside Prospect House.
Yes, dinner is inside the faculty dining club. (You read that right - the University dining club .... where Shirley T. has a daily lunch reservation whether she wants it or not .... where Bill Frist told me he saved David Patreus' life .... well, he didn't save David's life inside Prospect, he told me the story there .... this Spring, take a tour and I'll tell you all about how getting shot with an m16 can slow a guy down .... ANYHOO:)
You can see here I invested as a sponsor to the event. Why would a small business like me invest in Princeton University Art Museum? Because it WORKS silly! Princeton's most engaged residents and business leaders wouldn't miss the event and they pour over the Gala booklet to see which product and service providers share their love for the museum. They know a no cost, world class collection of art that rivals the Metropolitan Museum of Art is an asset to our town. They know the museum raises 30% of its operating budget from events like the Gala and Friend Memberships. Example: Next to our table in this photo by Scott Johnson was one of Princeton's most distinguished venture capitalists, a big shot from BlackRock, the Executive Director of the Symphony .... not to mention a woman who didn't have to wear SPANX and still looked great .... I KNOW!)
The Museum allowed two journalists to cover the event. Both have a TON of photos and give you a real feel for the type of upscale-meets-warm-welcome-Gala you hope you'd find in Princeton!
Did you know Friends of the Princeton University Art Museum enjoy advance viewings, day trips to private collections and quarterly cocktails inside the collection? Yep. I know, only in Princeton!
Want to mark your calendar for this event next year? It's ALWAYS the Saturday night before Super Bowl! Why? I have NO IDEA but it's brilliant because I'll NEVER forget the date!
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Yep, Indiana Jones is from Princeton ... well, maybe we should say he was from Princeton. Anyhoo,
It's a fascinating story and epitomizes the relationship of Princeton University with the professors and students.
We've shut down public tours until April which allows us time to interview, research and get excited about our spring schedule. Today, the owner and staffers spent the entire day making sure that the claim that Indy was born and raised in Princeton was true. It's not only true, there's more.
(Did you know one of Indy's trips resulted in a treasured piece inside the Princeton University Art Museum? TRUE! In the spring, we'll tell you where it is and why it's so important to the collection of priceless items!)
(Private tours are available on a limited basis during our hiatus -
because some people can't wait to explore Princeton!)
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Think it through, you're at a party and the obvious question comes up,
"So ... (you), what do you do?"
Here's your chance to STEAL the show and say,
"I'm a (whatever) during the day and a ghost tour guide by night."
Our annual-or-so hunt for ghost tour guide talent is ON!
We’re looking for the usual things in ghost tour guides:
devilish good humor,
good judgment (!),
and some storytelling chops.
If you think you'd like to interview, please contact Mimi at
(Did I ever tell y'all I was a Waffle House waitress? TRUE! It's FUN and INTERESTING to have a random job! Plus, we pay GREAT money because we want the best and brightest showing visitors to Princeton around town!)
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Holiday Trolley Tours are filing up fast!
Only two more Saturdays to hop on board and catch a glimpse of the homes and hangouts of Woodrow Wilson, Grover Cleveland, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Albert Einstein, and more! Trolleys will run on Christmas Eve AND New Years Eve. (What? We're IN IT to WIN IT when it comes to trolley tours!)
And, if a Sleigh Ride is your thing be sure to check out this amazing new version Leroy Anderson’s classic by the brilliant Organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter. In the holiday spirit, all proceeds from download purchase (http://tinyurl.com/bnw87xv) of this version are going to Carpenter’s alma mater, The American Boychoir School.
(My favorite part? Check out the shoes! I KNOW!)
Maybe as we take the road Christmas Eve at 4p we’ll have to sing a chorus or two…
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