Trenton

Most people know that Trenton, the state capital, has a lot to offer history lovers and other explorers.
 
In the area immediately surrounding the golden dome of the New Jersey State House and Annex is the New Jersey State Museum. After extensive renovations, the museum’s main building re-opened with exhilarating new exhibits that celebrate the state’s artistic and cultural life.
 
Just across the street from the State House is the New Jersey World War II Memorial that honors and pays tribute to the courage and sacrifices of out "Greatest Generation."
 
The Capitol Complex as it's known also is home to the State Planetarium and the War Memorial, which features a beautiful 1,807-seat venue of Italian Renaissance Revival splendor.
 
The War Memorial contains Patriots Theater, which hosts world-class artists and entertainers, including the American Ballet Theater, The Philadelphia Orchestra and dozens of world-class entertainers.
 
Located between the State House and the War Memorial is the Old Barracks Museum. The only original French and Indian War Barracks still standing in the U.S. It was base to Hessian soldiers at the first battle of Trenton during the American Revolutionary War.
 
The Trenton Thunder, the New York Yankees’ AA baseball team, make their home at the Arm & Hammer Park. The Sun National Bank Center hosts major concerts and other top family-oriented events. During the past decade, international music sensations like Cher, Bruce Springsteen, Shania Twain, Elton John and Luciano Pavarotti have graced the stage.
 
Other top sports events have included the 2006 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball First and Second Rounds and 2009 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Trenton Regional.
 
The center also hosts family-friendly entertainment like the Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus and The Harlem Globetrotters.
 

Location

United States
40° 13' 14.7504" N, 74° 45' 53.262" W
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Grounds for Sculpture in Trenton
Trenton
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Most people know that Trenton, the state capital, has a lot to offer history lovers and other explorers.
 
In the area immediately surrounding the golden dome of the New Jersey State House and Annex is the New Jersey State Museum. After extensive renovations, the museum’s main building re-opened with exhilarating new exhibits that celebrate the state’s artistic and cultural life.
 
Just across the street from the State House is the New Jersey World War II Memorial that honors and pays tribute to the courage and sacrifices of out "Greatest Generation."
 
The Capitol Complex as it's known also is home to the State Planetarium and the War Memorial, which features a beautiful 1,807-seat venue of Italian Renaissance Revival splendor.
 
The War Memorial contains Patriots Theater, which hosts world-class artists and entertainers, including the American Ballet Theater, The Philadelphia Orchestra and dozens of world-class entertainers.
 
Located between the State House and the War Memorial is the Old Barracks Museum. The only original French and Indian War Barracks still standing in the U.S. It was base to Hessian soldiers at the first battle of Trenton during the American Revolutionary War.
 
The Trenton Thunder, the New York Yankees’ AA baseball team, make their home at the Arm & Hammer Park. The Sun National Bank Center hosts major concerts and other top family-oriented events. During the past decade, international music sensations like Cher, Bruce Springsteen, Shania Twain, Elton John and Luciano Pavarotti have graced the stage.
 
Other top sports events have included the 2006 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball First and Second Rounds and 2009 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Trenton Regional.
 
The center also hosts family-friendly entertainment like the Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus and The Harlem Globetrotters.
 


 Don’t miss:

• The Old Barracks Museum, a State and National Landmark. Built in 1758, it was a witness to the 1776 Battle of Trenton, the turning point of the American Revolution.
 
Insider tip:
For rail service to New York City and Philadelphia, there’s the Trenton Transit Center (72 South Clinton Ave.) Grounds for Sculpture (18 Fairgrounds Rd.) is located on the border of Hamilton and Trenton.
 
It's a 35-acre sculpture garden with 250 contemporary, large-scale outdoor works. There are also two indoor exhibition buildings, a visitors’ center, a water garden and an arboretum.

 

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