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Taking the daily New Jersey State House's guided tour will give you insight into its design, history, Assembly Chamber, Senate Chamber, Senate Conference Room and more

New Jersey State House

Apr 2, 2014

Historical places are never boring, and should you be heading to New Jersey on your charter bus, don’t forget to visit the New Jersey State House in Trenton. As the capitol building for the State of New Jersey, it is the second oldest state house that is still in use in America.

Unusual in its design, the New Jersey State House is in a shape of a sideways H, featuring a golden dome right in the center, and a long wing on the west side extending towards the Delaware River. Unlike other state houses, the New Jersey State House is surrounded by urban buildings instead of surrounded by gardens.

Guided Tours

Coach bus visitors can opt to go for a guided tour offered by the Office of Legislative Services, Office of Public Information, which is open to public. You will be taken around the building by guides who will explain its history, art and architecture of the New Jersey State House.

On top of learning about the building itself, mini bus rental visitors can also learn more about the legislative process of the state and what the representatives do at the building.

Tour times include:

  • Monday - Friday: on the hour from 10 am - 3pm
  • 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month: on the hour from 12pm - 3pm
  • Closed Sundays and State holidays

Each tour takes about 1 hour to to complete.

Assembly Chamber

This spacious hall features intricate gold leafing on its ornamental plaster work, with stained glass lunettes and huge skylight lighting up this spacious hall. Right at the top of a high arch that stands over the Assembly Speaker’s dais and desk is a brightly painted statue depicting the great seal of the State of New Jersey.

Senate Chamber

Rental bus visitors can see the 16 symbolic murals by artist William Brantley Van Ingen at the Senate Chamber. Mural scenes depicted here are:

  • Revolutionary War battles of Trenton, Princeton, and Monmouth.
  • Important industries, such as building construction, glass making, agriculture and ceramics.

Other facilites of note at the New Jersey State House:

  • Senate Conference Room
  • South Addition Lobby
  • Painted Ceiling Room
  • State House Annex
  • Cafeteria and Welcome Center
  • The Plaza

To avoid the crowd at parking lots, you shoud hire a rental bus from a bus company in New Jersey. Call 1-800-304-1993 or 973-622-8143 to request a quote or to book a bus.