Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Our Princeton Blog

Our Primer Guide to Princeton Semiquincentennial Celebrations!!

America marks a huge anniversary in 2026: its 250th birthday! As the first Capital of the United States and one of the most pivotal battles during the Revolution, Princeton will be a must-see destination with it’s  Semiquincentennial celebrations filled with guided historical tours, re-enactments, world class exhibits, pub crawls, ghost tours, lecture series, festivals, fireworks…

Read More »

March 20, 2024

Pi Day Princeton 2024 will be more irrational fun than ever!

Einstein was born on March 14 — 3.14 — the numeric equivalent of Pi! Every year, the town of Princeton celebrates with an irrational number of events, including an Einstein Look-a-Like & Pi Recitation contest, expert memorization speaker and pie sampling experience! Pi Recitation Winner receives $314.15!  (10yrs and younger) Look A Like Winner receive…

Read More »

January 25, 2024

Protected: Lights! Camera! Action! Our Oscar-Worthy Hollywood Tour!

You’re starting at the historic Princeton Garden Theatre. Built originally to accommodate Princeton University’s Triangle Club, the Garden Theater screened its first movies in late 1920’s once the Triangle Club moved to the stage at McCarter Theater. Today, the Garden “first-run films of high artistic quality. We’ve added special programming like classic Hollywood and foreign language films; filmmaker appearances and lectures; Saturday kids matinees; and theatrically broadcast events such as from the National Theatre in London.” Cannon Green Tap for walking directions to Cannon Green Located behind Princeton University’s oldest building – Nassau Hall, built in 1756 – Cannon Green was the site of a Revolutionary War battle, and the cannon buried in the center is the proof! In addition to seeing action during the Revolutionary War, and when Princeton’s football team hosts their bonfire here for beating Yale and…

Read More »

June 12, 2023

File This Under “Only in Princeton”

Today, in 1936, Princeton students and townspeople gathered to watch the German airship Hindenburg fly overhead!   So you know us, we wanted to know WHY WOULD THE HINDENBURG FLY OVER ‘LIL ‘OL PRINCETON? It was billed as a “farewell tour,” and nicknamed “the millionnaire’s tour” co-hosted by Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, whose…

Read More »

October 6, 2022

You Can Meet Einstein On One of Our Tours? (yep! and he’s hysterical!)

  Einstein lived in Princeton from 1933 until 1955.  On our tours,  we take you to the most beautiful parts of campus and surrounding neighborhoods – including his homes.   For groups who want to add a genius touch to their experience, our local re-enactor does an amazing balance of presenting a thoughtful review of Albert’s…

Read More »

July 27, 2022

TODAY, only FOREVER AGO, the Bikini was invented! (Yes, Princeton was all over that too!)

Today, in 1946, French designer Louis Reard showcased a two-piece swimsuit at a Parisian swimming club and called it  “the bikini,”  (The name was inspired by the  U.S. atomic test at Bikini Atoll that same week.  I KNOW!  I LOVE THIS STUFF!) Anyhoo, did you know the first year Princeton went coeducational, June Fletcher was…

Read More »

July 5, 2022


On the Friday afternoon of Houseparties in 1963, Tiger desperadoes swung into action to pull off the last train robbery in America! A car was parked across the Dinky line,  Four horses were rented from a nearby stable ….. Masks and ­six-shooters acquired …… “Victims” prepared ……  The Great Train Robbery went off like clockwork,…

Read More »

May 1, 2022

Princeton University Comes in First So Many Times ….. and in so many ways! (we LOVE it!)

Today, only FOREVER AGO (1760 for the truth seekers), Princeton University published its first catalog, writing that “A large and well-sorted Collection of Books on the various Branches of Literature, is the most ornamental and useful Furniture of a College… If [students] have Books always at Hand to consult upon every Subject that may occur…

Read More »

January 29, 2022


    In honor of Squirrel Appreciation Day we had to give the famous Princeton black squirrels a shout out!  Clearly the tiger is the official mascot of the school but most would agree the black squirrels of Princeton come in first as the most beloved unofficial representative of the ivy league powerhouse!   Did…

Read More »

January 21, 2022

Princeton Had Their Own Tea Party? Yep and We’ve All the Tea on the Situation!

      Everyone knows about the famous Boston Tea Party, but did you know days later, on a cold night in January, 1774, Princeton College students had their own demonstration against the King?  TRUE! The students broke into the College’s storeroom, and then, as described by student Charles Beatty, “gathered all the steward’s winter…

Read More »

December 16, 2021


Here’s a snippet of my brief but thrilling interview with Santa!: ME:   Can you tell me WHY Rudolph and the Team love Princeton the most?   SANTA:  Well, I know you like the inside scoop on everything so I’ll tell you the truth.   Rudolph and the Team like Princeton because YOU ARE A…

Read More »

December 10, 2021

m not crushin’ on Matt Damon but I AM SO CRUSHIN’ ON GEORGE DANTZIG! 

Why?  Because he’s the newest smartypants I’ve researched silly! Y’all probably know that George was an American mathematical scientist and Princeton professor who made important contributions to operations research, computer science, economics and statistics.  He was among the first to work at Mathematica which, frankly, not many people know about but I have a crush…

Read More »

November 10, 2021