New Jersey State House!

New Jersey State House
What is it? It’s the New Jersey State Capitol building!
What makes it historical? The first New Jersey State House was built in 1792 at the hands of architect, Jonathan Doane. It was originally a two-story building with a bell tower on top! In 1845, John Notman added a third story, a rotunda, and a cupola! It got its wings in 1871 under the direction of Samuel Sloan, and had one reconstructed by Lewis Broome in 1885 after a fire destroyed it! The whole building was almost obliterated in the 1960s, but luckily, that plan was never put into effect. Today, it is still being restored and remains a jewel in what is otherwise kind of a gloomy city! Fear not, though! The capitol is soon to become part of a beautiful state park along the Delaware, so some of that gloom will be converted to bloom!
How can I Help the Helpers? HERE’S HOW:

  • Take a tour of the State House!
  • Become a member of the Trenton Historical Society!
  • Donate to Trenton Historical Society!
  • Be a responsible visitor! Please respect the signs and pathways, and treat all structures and artifacts with respect. They’ve endured a lot to survive into the present. They’ll need our help to make it into the future!
Where is this place? 125 W State St
Trenton, NJ 08608

From Atlantic City: ~91mi (252km) — 2.6hrs
From Newark: ~52mi (58km) — 0.6hrs
From Trenton: ~0mi (137km) — 1.5hrs
From West Milford: ~85mi (137km) — 1.5hrs

When should I go? You can tour the New Jersey State House Monday through Friday between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM, and between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM on the first and third Saturday of the month!

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