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Wait … Thomas Edison never attended high school but has a degree from Princeton?

TRUE!  Thomas Alva Edison, one of the most famous and influential inventors to walk the earth, never attended high school or college but was awarded an honorary degree from Princeton in 1915!   Did you know Edison proposed to his wife in Morse Code?  TRUE!  (Biographies state that he would say “I love you” throughout…

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October 19, 2020

Thank You from Princeton Tour Company

Quick Links & Helpful Info Loved the tour? Leave us a Review! Our Princeton Restaurant Guide Private Tours & Corporate Events Public Tour Line-up Follow us on Instagram Read Our Blog Save the Date: Princeton Pi Day 2025! Venmo Your Guide

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March 14, 2020

Holiday Trolley Tours in Downtown Princeton Every Saturday & Sunday

  Beginning November 23rd, we’re bringing climate controlled, gorgeous trolleys to downtown Princeton! What’s the best way to see Princeton’s holiday lights and historic sights? Being chauffeured in a warm trolley while an expert guide regales you with fascinating tales, of course! Princeton’s Palmer Square is no Rockefeller Center. It’s WAY better! Our town green…

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November 1, 2019

Did you know a sculpture in Princeton inspired Phish? TRUE!

  We love it when people call us and ask if a rumor in town is true.  We recently received a call asking if a sculpture at the Institute for Advanced Study inspired the band, Phish, to create songs.  We hadn’t really heard that one before so we chipped in our signature WGSWESTI –  “What…

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July 19, 2019

When Tim, Jacqui & Jennifer are touring, I like to deep dive into my favorite Princeton characters ….

I love to deep dive into my favorite Princeton characters  ….. the last few days has been T.S. Eliot whose love (or lack thereof) life has always fascinated me. With his first wife, Vivienne, T.S. experienced an unhappy marriage and she suffered from terrible mental illness. He moved to the US and left her in…

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July 10, 2019

Pi Day Princeton Winners of $314.15 were more astounding than EVER!

   See ALL the fun on our official Facebook Page here.       Eleanor Lee, aged 4 yrs old, of Cranbury, New Jersey won $314.15 by nailing the Einstein signature outfit and stealing the show with her knowledge of Einstein and darling personality!     Kanelyo Iwelumo. aged 12 yrs old, of Short Hills, New…

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March 13, 2019

The 2019 Pi Day Celebrations are more irrational than ever!

Einstein was born on March 14th – 3.14 – the numeric equivalent of Pi! Every year the town of Princeton celebrates with an irrational number of events! Pie Eating, Pie Judging, Pie Throwing, Pi Recitation and Pizza Pie Judging Contests! Events with prize money are for contestants 12 yrs and younger! Every year the town…

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February 27, 2019

A Princeton tiger was President of the US Second Bank?

Yep, his name was Nicholas Biddle AND he graduated as valedictorian when he was only 15 yrs old! WE LOVE THIS STUFF! He was a total smartypants and had deep family connections to folks like Ben Franklin, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and more …… all that still didn’t help him when Andrew Jackson tried to…

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April 11, 2017

History Comes Alive with Customized J&J Scavenger Hunts

On our scavenger hunt, your Johnson & Johnson employees will visit the location where the famous Credo was written in Princeton!  That’s right, Robert Johnson first penned his company’s famous mission statement in Princeton in 1943, just before opening up the company to public trading! Featured in Small Meetings Magazine, Mid-Atlantic Magazine and Meeting Planners…

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April 6, 2017


THIS JUST LEARNED:  Princeton math professor, Charles Fefferman, won the 2017 Wolf Prize in Mathematics! I KNOW! Here’s 5 THINGS YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT HIM WHEN YOU BUMP INTO HIM ON THE SIDEWALK: 1).  Fefferman has been a professor at Princeton for 43 years – (his nickname is “Charlie”) 2).  HE NEVER WENT TO…

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January 24, 2017

Introducing Goodnight Princeton!

THEY’RE HERE!  OUR CHILDREN’S BOOK CELEBRATING GROWING UP IN THE WORLD’S MOST PERFECT IVY LEAGUE TOWN! $25 PER COPY Please email Thomas to find out how to get your copy today! HERE’S A QUICK DESCRIPTION!  Goodnight Princeton  is a print book created to celebrate everything wonderful about growing up in the world’s most perfect…

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November 29, 2016

Black Squirrel Promotions is OPEN!

Who We Are: Black Squirrel Promotions is owned by Mimi Omiecinski, who everyone knows, has a passion for Princeton!   She has partnered as the official outside sales team for the Princeton University Store so she can now provide you with the highest quality custom promotional apparel and items in Princeton! About Our Products: As the official partner to Princeton University Store, the biggest brands in the industry trust Black Squirrel Promotions to design, develop and deliver your custom promotional apparel or items: How To Order: Just email Black Squirrel Promotions or call at 609-865-0234. We’re here to offer full service attention to your promotional needs beginning with truly understanding your goals for each promotion, assisting with creative brain storming to create maximum impact for your investment, ordering and delivering on time and within budget.  Why We’re Different: The Princeton…

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October 20, 2016