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New Jersey State House

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Rotunda is closed but Joe gave us a great tour

Rotunda is closed for about two years but Joe gave us a great tour, even spending a few extra... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2018
Bill L
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Buffalo, New York
Maybe wait until the renovations are completed

I gave this attraction four stars only because the main building is undergoing renovations and... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2018
PhoenixRobin
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The seat of the New Jersey state government is America's second-oldest statehouse.
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

Rotunda is closed for about two years but Joe gave us a great tour, even spending a few extra minutes to answer questions and show us hidden gems. Security check means you need your ID to enter the tour so be prepared.

Thank Bill L
Reviewed May 13, 2018

I gave this attraction four stars only because the main building is undergoing renovations and won’t be completed for another four years. That said, you do get to visit the house and senate chambers. Everyone we encountered—from the guard at the welcome center to our...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We drove into the state garage and were directed where to park and what floor to go for security and the tour. Both garage and security staff were friendly and helpful. Tours are currently conducted on the hour 10:00 - 3:00 -- not sure if...More

1  Thank RetiredTravelerTN
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Went there already knowing thanks to other comments, that uilding was closed, but since we were in area already, went for a walk around the complex. Trenton, unfortunately , is not as wonderful as it once was, but historically, has a lot to offer. This...More

1  Thank Michael A
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

Business is being conducted at the Archives Building at the other end of the block at 225 West State. Before you walk up there,have good soup or flat bread pizza at Cafe 128, across the street. You can still use the Capital Complex parking deck,accessible...More

Thank PattfromNJ
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

The exterior has not benefited from the addition over the years of buildings that have limited the sight lines to the dome. Access externally is limited because of the refurbishment but we were able to walk around the outside of the main complex and once...More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

We stopped at Trenton mainly to visit the State House. Sadly it's closed with refurbishment going on. There was signage pointing visitors to the annex next door, but from there we were redirected to another building. In the end we just walked around the outside...More

Thank BigMerk
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Take day trip. Worth seeing. Trenton state house capital building good place to get local history. Schools should have day trips here.

Thank MountianLover
Reviewed May 27, 2017

Very different from more modern capitol buildings that are typically following the pattern of the U.S. Capitol building. Portions seem very old and much in need of upgrading, like the governor's office that does not seem to reflect the magnitude of the office, but other...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Beautiful restoration of the state house inside - outside currently needs alot of work over the next five years. Free tours given by volunteers at the top of every hour. Free parking in a guarded garage behind the state house. Tours last one hour and...More

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Response from PattfromNJ | Reviewed this property |
The building is on West State. The actual work is being done in the archives at 225 West State. Info for the architectural aspects might be in State Library at 185 West State. Their website catalog is pretty detailed. Phone... More
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Only service dogs (hearing or seeing) dogs are allowed.
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