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New Jersey State Museum

205 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608-1001
+1 609-292-6464
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Better than expected

Good museum. Helpful staff. No cost to visit. There is a very moving exhibit of flags of WW1... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Edison, New Jersey
Right in your own backyard

How could anyone pass up and great museum right here in our own backyard. No need to head to NY or... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gainesville, United States
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This all-purpose museum covers art, archeology and science under one roof.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
205 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608-1001
+1 609-292-6464
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Good museum. Helpful staff. No cost to visit. There is a very moving exhibit of flags of WW1. Photos of Jersey residents, many of whom were foreign born who lost their lives in 1918. An exhibit of artists who experienced WWI. Also great exhibit of...More

Thank P F B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How could anyone pass up and great museum right here in our own backyard. No need to head to NY or Philly for a nice day out.

Thank bradleyp194
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is a very nice museum with a lot of various displays. Of note are the paleontological displays including many fossil finds from New Jersey. Highly recommended!

Thank Geoeater
Reviewed 4 August 2017

NJ is lacking in their communication skills!!! I took my son to the planetarium for something fun to do to get out of the house for a little bit. When I pulled up to the front of the museum, I was faced with parking meters...More

2  Thank Jane O
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We visited the museum with our 5-year-old son and were very impressed! We learnt quite a lot about NJ history, nature and art. The museum has several places designed for children where they can play, color pictures, read and learn. Our son liked the exhibit...More

Thank Serge M
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Want something to do with younger children? (suggested 2-7) It was a rainy day and what do you do with a 21 month old???? Saw that the planetarium had shows every hour from 12-4 on the weekends and each show is different. We saw "Laser...More

1  Thank JLWPennington_NJUSA
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This museum has four floors to explore and there is much NJ history to learn. It focuses more on the middle swath of New Jersey and not so much for the north or coastal portions of the state. Very impressed the property was open on...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017

We had a wonderful time here. The suggested admission option is wonderful, I believe everyone should have the option to enjoy Art. It's a good size museum, 4 floors. We spent most of our time on the lower level and 2nd floor. Loved the acknowledgment...More

Thank sharonytweety
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My wife and I attended the "New Jersey Arts Annual - Special Edition" opening reception here, and the gallery more than lived up to the art, which was a wide-ranging exhibition at a very high level. This was on a Sunday afternoon, so we were...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Located just steps from the N.J. State and Library, the N.J. State Museum is a must stop for those with an intellectual curiosity. There is enough to learn to keep even the most accomplished learner interested. Open Tues-Sun from 9-4:45, the museum has a suggested...More

3  Thank duck8to
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4 March 2016|
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Response from djm006 | Reviewed this property |
during day it should be fine. or go to the hessian barracks. or drive 15 minutes to Washington crossing state park, particularly the Pa side.