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Trenton Overview

Trenton has been the Capitol city of New Jersey since 1790. It is located along the Delaware River and in the Central region of NJ. The city has a long history dating back to its founding by the Quakers 1679, when New jersey was still a British Colony. It served a major role during the Revolutionary War. George Washington's famous crossing of the Delaware River and military victory is located just South of the city and still today the Old Trenton Barracks dating back to the French and Indian war exist in the center of the city. Over the last two centuries many cultural groups have immigrated and called Trenton Home. All have left an impact on the city today with business, culture, food, and architecture.

Unfortunately the city is given a poor reputation by outsiders and is often overlooked by visitors. Trenton has had its share of both high and low points in its long history and today it is going through a rebirth or Renaissance of sorts. Today there are plenty of small family own business opening up and selling all sorts of goods from clothing to food reflecting both pop and various ethnic cultures.

The local art scene has been thriving for many years and continues to grow strong. There are plenty of venues for Music and Theatre lovers from the Passage Theatre to the war memorial. Some are surprised to learn that Trenton has its own Opera company and Orchestra! Trenton also has the Sun Bank Arena for local sports lovers!

One could also consider taking the Trains to either NYC or Philly, or they can enjoy the river line and head to Camden for the aquarium..

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