Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie

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319 East State Street, Trenton, NJ, USA

Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Reviews

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Best kept secret in Trenton, NJ Apr 07, 2010
The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie is one of Trenton's best kept secrets and a must must must see if you are in the area.

The Ellarslie mansion has a history dating back to the 1840s at a summer home and was past through several families and a few business such as a restaurant, ice cream parlor, a rumored speak easy and even a Monkey house (yes real monkeys!!!) before being transformed into the museum we know and love today!

Since the late 70's the Trenton City Museum has collected and preserved pieces of Trenton's diverse history from colonial, industrial, porcelain Roebling, political, and cultural; and has served as a vital part in local art community, both visual and musical. Every year there is a list of musical jazz and classical concerts and a variety of art exhibits including the annual Ellarslie Open and biannual local children's exhibit.

The mansion has two levels. Downstairs is dedicated to the visual art exhibits while the upstairs is focused on the history of Trenton with a wonderful permanent collection of locally produced porcelain from well known companies such as Boehme.

The museum is free but donations are always accepted and always appreciated.

hours are: 11 to 4 Tuesday through Saturday, 12 - 3 on Sunday and closed on Mondays

Tours are available if desired and the staff are always helpful with questions.

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