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William Trent House

Updated on July 7, 2011

Visit any afternoon in downtown Mercer County, NJ

We live in an area so rich in American Colonial History. This museum shows life many years before the American Revolution. Located right on the Delaware River, close to the spot where General Washington crossed the Delaware River on Christmas 1776.

The William Trent house is restored to it's state in 1719. The gardens and home are taken care of to preserve their authenticity, and special events go even farther to showcase and educate visitors.

See the luxury of the very rich merchant's home, William Trent. Feel the solid foundation of our history that started with this home!

Walk through the gardens, and visit the rooms that housed this amazing man and the history found here.

15 Market St. Trenton, NJ 08611

(609) 989-3027

Introduction to the 1719 William Trent House

Walk right into 1719 at the William Trent House Museum

You can visit the early 1700's any afternoon at the William Trent House!

Great for families, history buffs, and people that want to learn about life in the area before the birth of George Washington!

You can find us on the internet at

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We want you to learn about William Trent, his family, and life in 1719.  The story of the birth of Trenton and New Jersey is told here!

Welcome to a taste of 1719 in Mercer County, NJ

Other Places to visit in Mercer County

Howell Living History Farm

What We Are - Howell Living History Farm

Howell Living History Farm is a time machine that takes you back to the year 1900 - a time when horses and buggies traveled the lanes of Pleasant Valley, and when farms were bordered by snake fences and Osage orange trees.

70 Wooden's Lane, Lambertville, New Jersey (Farm Entrance) (609) 737-3299

The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion houses a fine collection of art and artifacts related to Trenton's historical and cultural past and present.

Permanently on display in the second-floor galleries is a highly regarded collection of tableware, sanitary ware and artware produced in the 19th and 20th centuries by Trenton's prolific ceramics industry. Also on display is a period Victorian room representing an Ellarslie parlor as it may have looked when the building was a private residence in the 1860s. The museum also boasts a fascinating collection of fine arts, decorative arts, industrial memorabilia and historical objects, displayed on a rotating basis in the remaining second-floor galleries.

The Trenton City Museum

The Trenton City Museum
Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park
Trenton, New Jersey
Phone: (609) 989-3632

Old Barracks Museum
Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ 08608

(609) 396-1776

The Old Barracks was built in 1758 by the colony of New Jersey during the French and Indian War. In 1776, the Barracks was a witness to the turning point of the American Revolution, when George Washington and 2400 patriots attacked and defeated British and Hessian troops - some of whom were housed in the Barracks - at the first Battle of Trenton.

New Jersey State Museum and Planetarium

Main Museum Building and Auditorium Galleries
205 West State Street, Trenton
Tuesday – Saturday,
9 am to 4:45pm
Sunday, noon to 5 pm
Closed Mondays & State Holidays
Tel: (609) 292-6464


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    • VirginiaLynne profile image

      Virginia Kearney 

      7 years ago from United States

      You have a lot of good links and I like your use of video and pictures (although all the house pictures look sort of alike). What would make this a better hub is if you gave a more informative introduction to what you are going to cover in the first paragraph--who,where,when how and why. You actually have information about Mercer county, not just the house, so I think you should give that in the intro at least. Also, I had no idea what state this was in until I scrolled down. I'd be more interested in clicking your links if you told me more about what they were. This could interest history people and not just visitors to Mercer county if you gave more info before each link.


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