The capital of New Jersey, Trenton (population 85,000) has long been known as a port city and a transportation hub, as well as a link to Early American history. A stomping ground for George Washington's Continental Army, Trenton captures a piece of the past in its location along the Delaware River. The downtown area is commercial with restaurants, shops and a number of businesses.
The New Jersey State Museum, featuring Native American artifacts and Revolutionary War relics as well as the Trenton City Museum are good choices for visitors wanting to learn more about the history of the area.
Trenton also has a number of live music and theater options from Sovereign Bank Arena to the Mill Hill Playhouse. For history buffs, the Trenton War Memorial in the state capital complex honors the locals who died in WWI, and the Trenton Battle Monument serves to commemorate the battles that took place on the grounds during the Revolutionary War.
Also notable is William Trent's historic home, the city's oldest dwelling. Open for touring, the house is a national historic landmark and the former owner is the namesake of New Jersey's capital city. The New Jersey State House, is one of the oldest state houses in the country still in use, and is open to the public for touring.
Located along the Delaware River and New Jersey's western border; and midway between New York City and Philadelphia, Trenton has its own airport, the Trenton- Mercer airport, and Newark International airport is less than an hour northeast. Trenton is also accessible via Amtrak, NJ Transit, and the NJ Turnpike which runs just east of the city.