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Address: 1040 River Rd, West Trenton, NJ 08628-2102
Phone Number: 609-882-2000, ext. 6400
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An interesting museum centering on criminal activity.

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History of the NJSP

A great place to learn about the history of the New Jersey State Police from its inception circa 1921. A lot of details, pictures, videos and items to view and see what tradition... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
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TOMS RIVER
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A great place to learn about the history of the New Jersey State Police from its inception circa 1921. A lot of details, pictures, videos and items to view and see what tradition is about and how dedicated the NJSP members are. Worth the visit. Great for students to take on a field trip.

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This little gem is hidden off exit 1 on I95. The displays are interesting and have a lot of historical information. The displays of equipment are sparkling. Particularly enjoyed the wall of patches.

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Ewing, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

What a neat place to view the NJSP from the very beginning of their existence! We enjoy browsing from display to display and stopping at the gift shop to purchase a gift for ourselves or our little ones A great museum representing a great organization!

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Thank PattiCookie
West Trenton, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

I've been here a few times with students. We've had great experiences all the times we've gone. The officers who work at the museum are more than accommodating. Definitely not an all day field trip but an hour or so at the museum is perfect. Great little gift shop too!

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Thank Heather O
Princeton Junction, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

A small museum that gives the history of the NJ state police. Is an easy drive and a museum you can get through in an hour or so. Great if your kids are boys.

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Thank Damianz666
New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

The highlight of the museum is the Lindbergh case, a must see for anyone interested in this part of NJ history.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Its not a big museum (basically 1 room of displays)- but its free and it has a police car to climb in. That makes it a winner for both mommy and the 6 yr olds! Both boys are obsessed with the armed forces. We spent about 2 hours pouring over the confiscated gun display, the videos, and of course the... More 

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Northern NJ, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2010

We drove 1 1/2 hours to visit this museum because my son loves police officers. The museum is one room, none of the interactive items or videos worked except the crime scene investigation video. They do have an interesting display on the Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping, but of course it is very biased (and they have a couple of the 15... More 

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