Hamilton Square, located within Hamilton Township, in Mercer County, New Jersey, is the site of a historic colonial village. Originally called Nottingham, after the British town, Hamilton Square was established in 1692 and was later named after Alexander Hamilton in a wave of anti-British feeling at the time of the War of 1812. Until the 2000 Census, the area was part of the Mercerville-Hamilton Square CDP, which was split into two CDPs, Mercerville and Hamilton Square, as of 2010. As of the 2010 United States Census, Hamilton Square's population was 12,784.
Grounds For Sculpture is a 42-acre public sculpture park located in Hamilton, NJ. It was founded in 1992 on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds by J. Seward Johnson to promote an understanding of and appreciation for contemporary sculpture for all people. Visitors to the park can enjoy the outdoor permanent collection, indoor seasonal exhibitions, and learn about contemporary sculpture through a variety of educational programs including workshops for adults and children, artist residencies and lectures, tours for adults, schoolchildren, toddlers, as well as touch tours for the blind. In addition, the park also offers various events, a 42-acre arboretum, shopping and dining, including the high-rated fine dining destination known as Rat’s Restaurant. In 2007, over 100,000 people visited Grounds For Sculpture.
The Old Barracks Museum is a museum showcasing the Old Barracks, which was constructed in 1758 to house British troops during the French and Indian War. During the Rolutionary War, the barracks was one of Washington's military hospitals. Today, the building is home to an interpretive museum, galleries, gift shop, and meeting space. Guided tours start on the hour from 10 AM - 4 PM.
The Trenton Farmers Market started in the early 1900's by a group of farmers who came to Trenton to sell their produce along what is now Route #29. They came in horse and buggy and traveled from all over our Garden State. In 1939, the farmers incorporated into The Trenton Market Growers Co-op Association, Inc. and purchased land on Spruce Street in Lawrence Township. They did this in anticipation of the City of Trenton needing the area they occupied to build roads for motor vehicles. In 1948, they proudly opened the existing Market on Spruce Street with outdoor stalls that gave way to an indoor facility with overhead doors to give the Market its open, outdoor look as soon as the beautiful weather comes. The Market branched into the sale of other foods such as fresh meats, baked goods, poultry, plants, flowers, decorations, jewelry and even apparel to provide a full complement of shopping for customer convenience.
Hamilton Veterans Park is a magnificent 333 acre park built in honor of Hamilton's veterans in 1977. Ribbons of walking paths are sprinkled through wooded areas and intermittent picnic grounds, rest stops and athletic fields. The west side of the park features a large lake centered by a beautiful high flying fountain. The north side offers a huge tennis complex, soccer and softball fields. Veterans Park is the site of Hamilton's enormously popular annual Septemberfest which attracts more than 100,000 people to a full day of family oriented fun. The park is open year-round.
Sayen House and Gardens, situated in historic Hamilton Square, provides a welcome sanctuary for nature lovers, garden enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Free Admittance, open every day (dawn to dusk). For Photo & Ceremony permit inquires, call during business hours. Dogs are permitted on a leash and owners are expected to curb pets. Bicyclists traveling with caution are permitted.