Potteries of Trenton Society

Directions to New Jersey State Museum

 

Located in the same block as the State Capitol building, the Museum is near the intersection of Calhoun and West State Streets. Follow signs to State Capitol Offices, Capitol Complex, State House, or Cultural Center.

The following directions lead to the Capitol Complex, which offers free parking seven days a week in the surface lot behind the State House.

On weekends, visitors may park in the employee lots adjacent to the Museum. (See parking instructions below.)


FROM NORTH OF TRENTON

Using NJ Turnpike: Take exit 7A (Trenton-I-195 West). Proceed on I-195 West and follow 195/29/129 signs. Stay to left and when road divides go left onto Route 29 N-Capitol Complex/Lambertville. Stay on Route 29 North through tunnel and continue to Memorial Drive exit. Proceed through light at the bottom of the exit ramp (War Memorial on your left), and take the first right to Parking Areas. Follow the jughandle signs to the Capitol Complex and park in the lot behind the State House.

Using Route 1 South: Exit at Market Street. At light make a left and stay in the far right lane. At next light, turn right onto Market Street. Follow Market Street through five traffic lights. Stay in the left lane and follow signs to Route 29 North. Exit Route 29 almost immediately at Memorial Drive. Proceed through light at the bottom of the exit ramp (War Memorial on your left), and take the first right to Parking Areas. Follow the jughandle signs to the Capitol Complex and park in the lot behind the State House.

Using I-95 South: Take Exit 1 (Trenton-Route 29 South). Proceed on Route 29 South to Memorial Drive exit (this is a left exit). Proceed through light at the bottom of the exit ramp (War Memorial on your left), and take the first right to Parking Areas. Follow the jughandle signs to the Capitol Complex and park in the lot behind the State House.

FROM SOUTH OF TRENTON

Using NJ Turnpike: Take exit 7A (Trenton-I-195 West). Proceed on I-195 West and follow 195/29/129 signs. Stay to left and when road divides go left onto Route 29 N-Capitol Complex/Lambertville. Stay on Route 29 North through tunnel and continue to Memorial Drive exit. Proceed through light at the bottom of the exit ramp (War Memorial on your left), and take the first right to Parking Areas. Follow the jughandle signs to the Capitol Complex and park in the lot behind the State House.

Using 295 North: Follow 295 North toward Trenton and take Exit 60 (Routes 29/129/195-Trenton/Shore Points). Stay left and follow signs for 29/129. When road divides go left onto Route 29 N-Capitol Complex/Lambertville. Stay on Route 29 North through tunnel and continue to Memorial Drive exit. Proceed through light at the bottom of the exit ramp (War Memorial on your left), and take the first right to Parking Areas. Follow the jughandle signs to the Capitol Complex and park in the lot behind the State House.

FROM WEST OF TRENTON

Using Route 1 North: Take the Delaware River Toll Bridge. Immediately after crossing the river, take Route 29 exit and follow signs to Route 29 North-Lambertville. Proceed to Memorial Drive exit. Proceed through light at the bottom of the exit ramp (War Memorial on your left), and take the first right to Parking Areas. Follow the jughandle signs to the Capitol Complex and park in the lot behind the State House.

Using I-95 North: Take Exit 1 (Trenton-Route 29 South). Proceed on Route 29 South to Memorial Drive exit (this is a left exit). Proceed through light at the bottom of the exit ramp (War Memorial on your left), and take the first right to Parking Areas. Follow the jughandle signs to the Capitol Complex and park in the lot behind the State House. Capitol Complex Parking.

FROM EAST OF TRENTON

Using I-195 West: Take I-195 West and follow 195/29/129 signs. Stay to left and when road divides go left onto Route 29 N-Capitol Complex/Lambertville. Stay on Route 29 North through tunnel and continue to Memorial Drive exit. Proceed through light at the bottom of the exit ramp (War Memorial on your left), and take the first right to Parking Areas. Follow the jughandle signs to the Capitol Complex and park in the lot behind the State House. Capitol Complex Parking.

Using I-95: Take Exit 1 (Trenton-Route 29 South). Proceed on Route 29 South to Memorial Drive exit (this is a left exit). Proceed through light at the bottom of the exit ramp (War Memorial on your left), and take the first right to Parking Areas. Follow the jughandle signs to the Capitol Complex and park in the lot behind the State House.

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS

There is also limited metered parking on West State Street in front of the Museum. Take the Calhoun Street exit off of Route 29. At traffic light, turn right onto West State Street. The Department of State building and the Museum complex will be immediately on your right.

On weekends, additional free parking is available in employee parking lots adjacent to and behind the Museum. Use the Calhoun Street exit off of Route 29. At traffic light, turn right onto West State Street. Take your first right which is a driveway between the Department of State building and the Museum and Auditorium. Following this driveway to the back of the Museum will lead to additional parking and an entrance to the Planetarium.