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.

609-924-1707

www.peacockinn.com

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

Eating there

Cafe Ole

126 S. Warren St.

609-396-2233

www.cafeolecoffee.com

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.

609-392-0359

www.papastomatopies.com

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.

609-989-3027

www.williamtrenthouse.org

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

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

Old Barracks Museum

101 Barrack St.

609-396-1776

www.barracks.org

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

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

Trenton City Museum

Parkside Avenue

609-989-3632

www.ellarslie.org

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.

609-633-2709

www.njleg.state.nj.us

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.

Information

www.visitnj.org

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