Details: Historic Trenton, N.J.

By Becky Krystal
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, February 10, 2011; 3:53 PM

Getting there

Trenton, N.J., is about 175 miles from Washington. Take I-95 north into New Jersey to Exit 46A to U.S. Route 1 north. Take the South Warren Street exit toward NJ-29 and turn right on Bloomsbury Street. Exit onto Calhoun Street and turn right on West State Street to arrive downtown.

Staying there

Peacock Inn

20 Bayard Lane,

Princeton, N.J.


This small luxury hotel is worth the easy drive from Trenton. Rooms from $179.

Eating there

Cafe Ole

126 S. Warren St.


Cheerful coffeehouse open for breakfast and lunch. Coffee from $1.60, sandwiches from $6.75. Papa's Tomato Pies 804 Chambers St.

Papa's Tomato Pies

804 Chambers St.


Uncooked tomato sauce goes on top of the cheese on the tomato pies (not pizzas!). Pies from $13.

Playing there

1719 William Trent House

15 Market St.


Daily 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Adults $4, seniors $3, children $2.

Old Barracks Museum

101 Barrack St.


Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Adults $8, seniors and children $6, 5 and younger free.

Trenton City Museum

Parkside Avenue


Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Suggested donation

$5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 students.

New Jersey Statehouse

125 W. State St.


Hourly tours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon to 3 p.m. first and third Saturdays of the month. Free.


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