|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?
- 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!