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Trenton is the capital city of the U.S. state of New Jersey and the county seat of Mercer County. It was briefly the capital of the United States. The city's metropolitan area is grouped with the New York metropolitan area by the United States Census Bureau, but directly borders the Philadelphia metropolitan area and is part of the Federal Communications Commission's Philadelphia Designated Market Area. As of the 2010 United States Census, Trenton had a population of 84,913, making it the state's 10th-largest municipality. The Census Bureau estimated that the city's population was 84,034 in 2014.Trenton dates back at least to June 3, 1719, when mention was made of a constable being appointed for Trenton, while the area was still part of Hunterdon County. Boundaries were recorded for Trenton Township as of March 2, 1720, a courthouse and jail were constructed in Trenton around 1720 and the Freeholders of Hunterdon County met annually in Trenton. Trenton became New Jersey's capital as of November 25, 1790, and the City of Trenton was formed within Trenton Township on November 13, 1792. Trenton Township was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial group of 104 townships by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. On February 22, 1834, portions of Trenton Township were taken to form Ewing Township. The remaining portion of Trenton Township was absorbed by the City of Trenton on April 10, 1837. A series of annexations took place over a 50-year period, with the city absorbing South Trenton borough (April 14, 1851), portions of Nottingham Township (April 14, 1856), both the Borough of Chambersburg Township and Millham Township (both on March 30, 1888), as well as Wilbur Borough (February 28, 1898). Portions of Ewing Township and Hamilton Township were annexed to Trenton on March 23, 1900.
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Old Barracks Museum ©
Military Museum
Old Barracks Museum
Duration: 1h 30 min
Trenton Farmers Market ©
Farmers Market
Trenton Farmers Market
Duration: 2 hours
New Jersey State Museum ©
Natural History Museum
New Jersey State Museum
Duration: 2 hours
The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie ©
Specialty Museum
The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Trenton

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Grounds For Sculpture Hamilton
Duration: 2h 30 min
Princeton University ©
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Princeton University Princeton
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Princeton University Art Museum Princeton
Duration: 2 hours
Crossing Vineyards and Winery ©
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Crossing Vineyards and Winery Washington Crossing
Duration: 2 hours

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Artworks Trenton ©
Artworks Trenton
Duration: 2 hours
New Jersey State House ©
Government Building
New Jersey State House
Duration: 2 hours
William Trent House Museum ©
Specialty Museum
William Trent House Museum
Duration: 2 hours
Pennsylvania Bridge
Pennsylvania Bridge
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Trenton

Cadwalader Park ©
Cadwalader Park
Duration: 2 hours

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