New Jersey State House
New Jersey State House
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Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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The seat of the New Jersey state government. Inspiring citizens since 1792 The New Jersey State House – discover the state’s most historic public building.
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longandshortofit
Overland Park, KS140 contributions
Our guide was wonderful. The tour started with a wonderful stained glass art piece in the annex building. Unfortunately, the rotunda and Governor's offices have been under construction for years and the outside and dome were covered with scaffolding. We were able to tour the house and senate chambers and learned lots. We'd recommend postponing a visit until construction is complete.
Written May 7, 2022
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Steven B
Littleton, Colorado, United States79 contributions
Couples
Totally closed and covered in scaffolding. Nothing on website indicates this. Sad that no one in government has responsibility for this. It's like they don't have any pride in their own capitol.
Written July 12, 2021
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Jerome M
Gary, IN1,596 contributions
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. There porttraits of important individuals from the state of New Jersey. The guided tour gave you answers to any questions that you might have had about the building.
Written May 27, 2020
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gostartraveler
Forked River, NJ1,803 contributions
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. Recommended.
Written December 28, 2019
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Ken Wolski
Trenton, NJ4 contributions
Couples
Our very informative guide, the head of Office of Legislative Services, Penny Gardner, took us on a free, hour-long tour of the State House Annex. She discussed the artwork that has been added over the years. I highly recommend this tour.
Written July 7, 2019
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kmc11_11
Waynesburg, PA252 contributions
Family
We make a habit of visiting state capitals while on vacation and stopped in Trenton while heading up the Hudson River.

Unfortunately the building is under (a long) renovation, so the rotunda and executive branch areas are closed, but we still got to see the Senate and General Assembly.

Dave did a great job with our tour, which included the fourth grade from the Fair Lawn Elementary in Bergen County. He made the tour interesting to both students and adults. The students were a very nice group, well behaved and involved,and we enjoyed touring with them, their parents, and teacher.

Parking was easier than I thought it would be. Follow directions from the website, and watch for signs directing you to the visitor parking area in the garage.
Written June 13, 2019
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Zman1972
Westfield, NJ341 contributions
Family
It’s hard to believe that I have never visited the State House! We had a really good time. We started off at the old barracks where costumed characters talked to us about the revolutionary war. There were soldiers who gave a musket demonstration, and a Doctor who cared for soldiers explaining that they would intentionally expose the soldiers to virus to make them immune. We then headed to the State House and saw the 2 chambers. It we really beautiful inside and you could feel the history. NJ statehouse is the 2nd oldest in the country! There is also a Museum with a lot of different exhibits. If you like history you will love visiting.
Written June 4, 2019
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RedClayRambler
Madison, AL179 contributions
Couples
Average rating because so much of the State House is currently off limits due to renovation. You must take the free, one-hour guided tour to access to the Senate and House chambers, but you won't see much else.
Written May 13, 2019
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Dan A
Alpharetta, GA929 contributions
Couples
Road trip. Capitol # 30. While the building is beautiful and our tour guide did a great job, we were a little disappointed that a large part of the building, including the rotunda under the gold dome is closed for renovation. Reportedly one year into a five year project, it may be quite a while until you are able to tour the entire building. Note that tours start up n the Capitol Annex building.
Written May 10, 2019
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Miyeko K
14 contributions
Solo
Currently the only parts of the building that are open (for tours only - no walking around on your own here) is the legislative wing, with the tour pretty much exclusively focusing on the Assembly and Senate chambers and the rotunda and everything else closed off due to renovation.

What I did see was beautiful and interesting, though unless you won't be in the area again it would probably be worth it to wait until the renovation is over. Even from the outside, there's not much to see aside from the legislative chambers, as the rest of the building is all boarded-up windows and peeling paint.

Also, the tour guide decided to go off into tangents about his opinions on various political figures and current state politics, which was…odd. I've toured several other state capitol buildings and the guides are usually very careful to NOT voice political opinions.
Written May 4, 2019
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Thank you for your review. The Tour Program is administered by the Office of Legislative Services (OLS), a non-partisan agency that supports the work of the New Jersey Legislature. All OLS staff, including tour guides, adhere to a strict non-partisan policy in carrying out their work duties and they may not express their political views. I regret that the tour guide expressed his political opinions. This is inappropriate and unacceptable. I would like to learn more about this incident and hope you are willing to speak with me. I can be reached by calling the Tour Office at 609-847-3150. Thank you, David April Tour Program Coordinator Office of Legislative Service Trenton, New Jersey
Written July 17, 2019
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