Friday, May 13, 2016

New Jersey State Capitol

As part of our day trip to Valley Forge it made sense to take in the New Jersey State Capitol in
New Jersey State House
Trenton since we have no idea if we will ever be in the area again. And, after all, we are kind of on a State Capitol tour with this being our 10th since leaving Arizona on January 31st.

The central part of the New Jersey State House is one of the oldest in continuous use in the country. The oldest section was completed in 1792 and additional sections completed in 1848. Some parts burnt down and have been rebuilt. This building is pretty typical of its time based on those that we've seen. Nicely acquainted but not lavish. This was the only Capitol where they would not allow us to do a self guided tour. We were stuck in a guided tour with a group of students, ugh. This limited picture taking options and made us listen to insufferable lessons about New Jersey.


House Chamber

Senate Chamber

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