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About the Princeton Charter Club

Since its founding in 1901, Charter has been a club full of tradition. Located at the end of the street at 79 Prospect, our current clubhouse was designed by Arthur I. Meigs, Charter section of 1903, and built in 1913.

“The Indestructible,” as the club is commonly referred to, is today most known for its tight-knit community, elegant clubhouse, and fantastic food. Charter’s social calendar features many noteworthy events including monthly semi-formals, live bands, and weekly parties. Our kitchen is run by two graduates of the Culinary Institute of America who ensure that our food is always top quality.

Charter Club Song

The War Hymn of the Indestructible

In One and Nineteen Hundred Years, our club was nobly found,
And now today we do rejoice, and stories do abound,
Of ages past, of sections made, of Princeton men of old,
And now in Charter Club we sing, en-clothed in Red and Gold:

Huzza, Huzza for Charter Club, the grandest of them all,
The food’s superb, the wine divine, and every night’s a ball.
Huzza, Huzza for Charter Club, now raise your glass with me,
Now drain them fast, as one my friends — one, two, three.

The Charter bar, ’tis sturdy as a bar has ever been,
Damn near “Indestructible”, and stocked with scotch and gin.
We Charter men are stalwart always honest, brave, and bold,
And now in Charter Club we sing, en-clothed in Red and Gold:

Huzza, Huzza for Charter Club, the grandest of them all,
The food’s superb, the wine divine, and every night’s a ball.
Huzza, Huzza for Charter Club, now raise your glass with me,
Now drain them fast, as one my friends — one, two, three.

Meals

Our food service is sometimes a buffet, and sometimes a served dinner with waiters throughout the week.

A full breakfast is available each weekday morning, with brunch being served over the weekend.

Lunches have a full hot buffet, as well as an open grill with daily specials. Each Friday is Crepe Day on the grill, a Charter exclusive. Dinners at Charter are some of the best on the street, with high quality and variety.

On Monday nights, we cycle between Build Your Own Burrito Night, Artisan Taco Mondays, and Pasta Night. Two special Pub Nights each week are on Tuesday and Thursday which feature printed “restaurant style” menus and food served by club servers. Thursday Pub Nights always have special drinks. Some of our past pub nights include Sushi Night, Jersey Shore Night, and Oktoberfest. Wednesday dinner is always an International Buffet, allowing our members to experience different foods from all over the world, as well as comfort food buffets.


A Few of Our Famous & Notable Alumni

  • Joel Achenbach, 1982; Staff writer for The Washington Post
  • David Adler, 1904; Architect
  • Mitch Daniels, 1971; Governor of Indiana, President of Purdue University
  • David Duchovny, 1982; Actor (best known for The X-Files)
  • Jose Ferrer, 1933; Actor and Film Director (best known for Cyrano de Bergerac)
  • Charles Fried, 1956; former U.S. Solicitor General
  • Bowie Kuhn, 1948; MLB Commissioner
  • F. Thomson Leighton, 1978; CEO of Akamai Technologies
  • Joel Rosenman, 1963; Co-creator of the Woodstock Festival
  • Mark Shapiro, 1989; MLB executive, CEO of Toronto Blue Jays
  • James Stewart, 1932; Actor (best known for It’s a Wonderful Life)
  • Austin Williams, 2018; actor, best known for his role on television as Shane in One Life to Live
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