The Battle of Trenton monument was erected in 1893 to mark the site of where American artillery was placed in the surprise attack on Trenton, December 26, 1776.
Designed by John H. Duncan, the architect of Grant's Tomb, the memorial is an early example of the Beaux Arts style in America. Its doric column is 150 feet high and made of granite. Near the top of the column is a small round pavilion that provides access to the platform. The pavilion is surmounted by an acanthus leaf pedestal, upon which a statue of George Washington, right arm outstretched, tops the impressive monument to the pivotal battle. #battle_monument #nj_landmark #nj_obelisk #trenton_monument #trenton_obelisk