Walking Tour of Princeton, NJ
On Thursday, June 19 at 5:15 p.m., participants of the National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning will have the opportunity to tour some of the many interesting and historic sites of Princeton. The tour will be conducted by Mimi Omiecinski, owner of the Princeton Tour Company. The cost to National Institute attendees is only $25.
The tour will begin in Nassau Inn lobby. (Did you know George Washington toasted the Nation in 1783 there? TRUE! We received the Treaty of the Nation and that's why Princeton is the first capital of the United States! On the tour, you’ll see the nation’s first White House too!)
Mimi will walk participants through Princeton University campus where the group will see essential sites while learning about the chronological history of the famous University. On campus, she will show iconic buildings as well as where the students invented Nude Olympics, the first curve ball in baseball and raised a pet alligator for John Adams Jr. as a prank.
Outside the gates, she’ll walk past the Nassau Club, the oldest private dining club in America started by Woodrow Wilson, Grover Cleveland and new money characters in the early 1900's like the Astor family, Carnegies and Rockefellers. She’ll then walk to the neighborhood of Albert Einstein where guests will learn why Albert moved to Princeton and the many darling stories from residents who knew him during his 20 year residency in Princeton. She’ll head back toward Princeton through the Western Section where participants will see the homes of TS Eliot, F Scott Fitzgerald, Woodrow Wilson and Grover Cleveland.
The tour will end inside the Nassau Inn at 7:15 p.m. in the same location where Albert Einstein and many of his friends met for tea every afternoon. (It’s also a famous surveillance room used during WWII called the “Atomic Red Scare Room”.)
Please wear comfortable shoes and be mindful of the weather. This is a 3 mile walk within a 2 hour time frame.
To learn more about the Princeton Tour Company, visit www.princetontourcompany.com.