Contact The NJ State Museum
Mailing Address:
NJ State Museum
PO Box 530
Trenton, NJ 08625

Museum & Auditorium Galleries:
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ

Tel: (609) 292-6464 (recorded message)
Email: Feedback@sos.nj.gov
ISPH 2017 - Getting Here

Driving:
The New Jersey State Museum is located at 205 West State St., Trenton, NJ 08625, USA


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Parking at NJSM:
There are several options for parking near the Museum. First and foremost, we recommend parking in the State House Garage (P1 in the brochure linked below), which is free of charge and closest to the Museum. Other options, including metered street parking, are not free.

You will have to present a form of identification in order to be admitted into the State House Garage. From the garage, take the elevator to the Plaza level; the Museum will be behind you, on the far side of the plaza.

The official symposium hotel, Nassau Inn, is located at 10 Palmer Square E., Princeton, NJ 08542, USA. Please contact the Nassau Inn directly for parking information at their location.

NJSM will provide free transportation to and from the symposium hotel (the Nassau Inn, Princeton) to the Museum on Monday July 10th through Wednesday, July 12th.

Flying:
There are 5 airports nearby, 4 of them international airports:

The closest airport to Trenton and Princeton is the Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN), but it is not an international airport. If you fly into TTN, you can rent a car or take a taxi cab to the Museum, the Trenton Train Station, or directly to the Nassau Inn (Princeton).

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) are about equidistant from Princeton, and both are very easily reached by public transportation.

A bit further away but still reachable by public transportation (with an additional transfer), and perhaps offering the most options to incoming travelers from overseas, is John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York.

Lastly, LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York offers another choice, although public transportation is a bit more complicated. We would encourage you to use one of the other options if possible.

By Rail:
NJ Sate Museum is located a short distance away from the Trenton Transit Center. This train station is the terminal stop on SEPTA’s Trenton Line, a commuter train that links Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station (and by extension the greater Philadelphia metro area) to Trenton.

New Jersey Transit Northeast Corridor commuter trains also make their last stop here, and link Trenton to Penn Station in Manhattan (New York City), and many other stops in between, including Princeton (location of the symposium hotel and welcoming reception).

Amtrak trains also stop at the Trenton Transit Center, but generally do so only if they have passengers to pick up or drop off. Amtrak trains will not stop in Princeton Junction. The closest stop to Princeton is Trenton. Amtrak trains are faster, but are not commuter trains, and are more expensive than either SEPTA or NJ Transit. Please check the individual websites for fares.

To reach the New Jersey State Museum from the Trenton Transit Center, you can either:

  • Take a NJ Transit bus:
    All buses bearing the “Capitol Connection” emblem on their side will go past the Museum. Ask the driver to stop and let you out at the State Museum or State Library Stop (the Museum and Library are next to each other).
  • Take a taxi cab:
    There are taxis stationed by the entrance to the train station that is to the left of the escalator that takes you up to the Station level from the tracks level.
  • Walk:
    The Transit Center is only 1.1 miles (1.77 km) from the Museum, and it is generally safe during the daytime. Head North on S. Clinton Avenue to State Street, and make a left (West). Walk for about 1 mile (1.6 km). The Museum will be on the left side of the street. If you get to the traffic light at Calhoun St. you just passed the museum. Turn around and head back a short distance.

To reach Princeton from the Trenton Transit Center, simply transfer to a NJ Transit train and get off at the Princeton Junction stop. Once at Princeton Junction, you can either:

  • Take a taxi cab to the Nassau Inn (10 Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ 08542). You can use a pay telephone at the train station to call Triple A Taxi (telephone: 800-481-8294 or 609-921-1177) or the Princeton Taxi Stand (telephone: 609-924-1222). The fare is between $10 and $12, plus tip. Note: It is advisable to verify the fare before entering the taxi. Or:
  • Board the Princeton Shuttle train (also known as “the Dinky”), which will take you non-stop to the Princeton Borough train station, which borders Princeton University. Tickets may be purchased at Princeton Junction Station or from a ticket machine on the platform. A one-way ticket costs $1.50. Please note that a one-way ticket purchased from the conductor aboard the Dinky costs $4.50. Prices are subject to change. From the Princeton Borough Station, you may either take a taxi (there is a taxi stop at the station), or you may walk: It is a quick, 10 to 15-minute walk to the Nassau Inn. Walking directions.