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New Jersey State House, Trenton

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Government Building · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The New Jersey State House is located in Trenton and is the capitol building for the U.S. state of New Jersey. Built in 1792, it is the third-oldest state house in continuous legislative use in the United States; only the Maryland State Capitol in Annapolis and the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond are older. The building houses both chambers of the Legislature (the Senate and the General Assembly), as well as offices for the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and several state government departments. The building is the closest capitol building to a state border of any state capitol: the south front of the building overlooks the Delaware River with a view to neighboring Morrisville, Pennsylvania, and a bridge to Pennsylvania is within walking distance a few blocks away. The building also sits nearly exactly on a straight line between Center City, Philadelphia and Downtown Manhattan.

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  • When we visited the capitol the outside was under renovation. The interior of the building was nice. It had marble floors and columns of marble. The chambers were being utilized by a school group.....  more »
  • Take the free tour and learn a lot about this state's capital (the building itself is different than the US Capitol!) Lotsa history here, and for Capital Collectors, the stamp is at the tour lectern.....  more »
  • Not as grand or ornate as other state capitols but it's nonetheless worth a visit if you find yourself in Trenton. There is a terrace behind the building that offers amazing views of the river.
  • Its a shame that some of the buildings are falling apart. Nice grounds

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