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Address: 205 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone Number: +1 609-292-6464
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9:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
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This all-purpose museum covers art, archeology and science under one roof.

This all-purpose museum covers art, archeology and science under one roof.

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State History Museum

The museum has a good art exhibit but as far as we could see, did not have any connection to the State. There is also a toy exhibit, one of Big Things, a dinosaur exhibit, and... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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US Expats
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106 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has a good art exhibit but as far as we could see, did not have any connection to the State. There is also a toy exhibit, one of Big Things, a dinosaur exhibit, and more.

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took our two grandchildren today. They are 11 and 13 who enjoy any kind one learning. They loved this museum. They were fascinated over all the interesting displays. Their favorites were the Native American displays and the old toys that were made in New Jersey. They could not believe that some of the toys their dad... More 

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

This is a great place to stop at in Trenton especially if you want to get to know New Jersey history. Great for families or by yourself.

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Thank katevigg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Visited on museum day live. Was late for planetarium show. However to see all the exhibits and fine arts collection it was amazing. Reading earlier reviews I thought it would be average but the museum was great. Archaeology , Paleontology , Art , history, planetarium ... Wow . Really good place for a days visit. Wished we had not missed... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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103 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

What you would expect from a state government Museum. Especially liked the art museum and they actually had a Warhol. There is a planetarium attached and it was nice to end the visit with a show.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

One of the cities best gems...Plan a day downtown Trenton and take in all the history it has to offer

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Marlton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Took my family to this museum and was expecting more dynamic exhibits from this most dynamic of states. Decent trip and free but was simply expecting more.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Planetarium show was worth it. Adults and children will enjoy. Plenty of parking and interesting exhibits.

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Lakeland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Being great fans of visiting museums, we visit a lot. This was definitely the weakest one we have ever been to! Not much content in this museum. What was there, was displayed in such a boring and sterile manner as to be very unattractive. Good thing we got in for free. I would not spend money to visit this museum.... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

We took our grandchildren ages two and five. They loved it. They enjoyed the play area with a puppet stage. They also enjoyed the explanation of the preparing the fossils.

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