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“A nice behind the scenes tour”

New Jersey State House
Ranked #6 of 22 things to do in Trenton
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Owner description: The seat of the New Jersey state government is America's second-oldest statehouse.
Reviewed December 27, 2013

We took a tour of the NJ State House today. It was about an hour in length and was led by a very friendly and informative tour guide. The guide explained many facts about the history of the building and some of the people that have walked through its halls. We visited the different rooms where the legislature gets together to work on the issues of the day. Since it was not busy at the time we were also allowed to go into the outer office of the Governor and saw the nice Christmas Tree there. We did not get to see the Governor but that's not part of the tour and he probably has plenty to do as it is. This State House tour was enjoyable and a good stop on any tour of Trenton NJ.

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

The inside of the building is very building as is the history surrounding it as they have recently found a foundry underground there. Worth visiting.

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Reviewed August 28, 2013

The exterior is a bit of a mishmash - the building was built and rebuilt over the 200+ years it has been in use - but the triple deck central rotunda is very elegant and was restored in 1999. The free tours are pretty interesting; you can NOT walk around the building unescorted.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The free tour of the capital is great for kids and adults. The building is impressive and you may meet some legislators. An educational experience for kids.

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Worth a visit to anyone in town, the Old Barracks and War Memorial right by the Marriott...take a tour....see a little bit of history. I see it everyday and it is wonderful to be a part of history.

Thank Karen V
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