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Welcome to TrenTours, the homepage for the Stephanie Plum\'s Trenton, Battles of Trenton and Trenton Makes the World Takes tours.

Whether your interest is finding the haunts of Janet Evanovich\'s popular heroine, tracking the fight for American Independence through the city\'s streets, or learning about our industrial past, we have a tour for you!

Look around our site and if you don\'t see exactly what you are looking for, ask. Chances are we\'ve given a tour on your preferred topic before and would be happy to do so again.

A proclamation of Thanksgiving

General Washington issued the following general order to observe a day of Thanksgiving in 1775.

Head Quarters, Cambridge, – November 18, 1775

The Honorable the Legislature of this Colony having thought fit to set apart Thursday the 23d of November Instant, as a day of public thanksgiving ‘to offer up our praises, and prayers to Almighty God, the Source and Benevolent Bestower of all good; That he would be pleased graciously to continue, to smile upon our Endeavours, to restore peace, preserve our Rights, and Privileges, to the latest posterity; prosper the American Arms, preserve and strengthen the Harmony of the United Colonies, and avert the Calamities of a civil war.’ The General therefore commands that day to be observed with all the Solemnity directed by the Legislative Proclamation, and all Officers, Soldiers and others, are hereby directed, with the most unfeigned Devotion, to obey the same.”

Taken from the November 2012 Crossroads of the American Revolution newsletter.

Riverview cemetery tour cancelled

We received a note from Rich Sauer, the historian for Riverview Cemetery explaining why the tour that was moved to Saturday, November 17 from October 28 had to be cancelled.

“There was extensive storm damage from Hurricane Sandy, October 29-30, and the grounds have been closed since then. I thought it would take a week (or two) to clear out the fallen trees, but here we are in the third week of tree crews at work and the grounds remain closed. Once that is done there will be an assessment to identify the effected monuments and the extent of the damage.”

Rich went on to say that he expects the tour to be rescheduled for sometime in the spring. We’ll keep you posted.

TrenTours participating in Patriots Week

We’ve been invited to offer our Stephanie Plum‘s Trenton tour as part of Trenton’s annual Patriots Week activities. We’ve schedule the tour for Wednesday, Dec 26 at 1 pm.

Information and a link to purchase tickets can be found here.

Stephanie Plum tour announcement

We’ll be offering a Stephanie Plum‘s Trenton tour on Wednesday, Dec 26 at 1 pm.

The tour provides a goo overview of the neighborhoods and locations featured in the popular series of comic mysteries written by Janet Evanovich.  Cost will be $20 per person, space is limited.

Details and online purchasing will be available next week.

Riverview Cemetery tour rescheduled

Due to the impending onset of “Sandy,” this Sunday’s tour of Riverview Cemetery hosted by the Trenton Museum Society has been postponed.

Riverview Cemetery: Out and About the City of Trenton

Tour by Richard A. Sauers


Saturday, November 17, 2012
10 AM

Trenton Museum Society hosting historic cemetery tour

The following announcement is for an event planned and held by the Trenton Museum Society. We are posting it here because we think it would be of interest to our followers.

Riverview Cemetery: Out and About the City of Trenton

Tour by Richard A. Sauers

Sunday, October 28, 2012 2 pm

General Admission $10 at the door Free for members of the Trenton Museum Society

Riverview Cemetery: Out and About the City of Trenton will visit the gravesites of notable Trenton residents who championed the efforts behind many of its monuments, historic sites, and oldest Municipal Parks. These include the Abbott Farm, Broad Street Bank, Cadwalader Park, Mercer County Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Old Barracks, Roebling Monument, Trent House, Trenton Battle Monument, Trenton Country Club, Washington Monument, and even the “shaky bridge.”

The tour will begin at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion at 2 P.M. for a brief orientation and then leave by car to Riverview Cemetery. The walking tour will cover about one mile and participants are reminded to wear comfortable shoes.


Richard A. Sauers is cemetery historian at Riverview Cemetery. He has presented his research, which reflects interests in the histories of monument companies, “white bronze” gravemarkers, and the memorialization of victims of accidents and disasters, to the American Culture Association, Association for Gravestone Studies, Far-West Popular/American Culture Association, Folklore Studies Association of Canada, and Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association.

He is currently co-chair of the Death in American Culture area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association, and a member of the Cemeteries and Gravemarkers area of the American Culture Association, Potteries of Trenton Society, and Trenton Museum Society.

For more information, contact the Trenton Museum Society at 609-989-1191 or

TrenTours gives TV crew a capital city overview

On Wednesday, our own Jim Carlucci provided a guided driving tour to the crew from Chasing NJ.

Here, the staff poses in front of the state capitol.

Chasing NJ will launch in the New York and Philly markets on FOX around Mid-November.


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