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The Trenton City Museum
Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park
Trenton, New Jersey

Museum Hours:

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Watercolor of Ellarslie by Thomas Malloy

Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Mondays and municipal holidays

Phone: (609) 989-3632 or (609) 989-1191

Admission: pay as you wish.

Plenty of free parking is available in the park.

Handicap parking and entrance are to the left of the main entrance.
If you would like to inquire about  a specific need, please call prior to your visit and we will work to accommodate your request to the best of our abilities.

 

Docent-led and self-guided GROUP TOURS are available for all ages.

A 30 to 45 minute tour will include collection highlights and an overview of the current exhibitions.  Docent-led tours can be made for groups of 5 or more.  Please call for date and time availability.

Luncheon Options
Luncheon options are available as a box lunch for your group, inquire for details and availability.

Student Tours
Student tours are also encouraged. The Trenton City Museum offers students a unique learning experience that can be customized and adapted for any grade level.

Here at the Trenton City Museum we offer affordable and educational tour options.

We work with all age groups by incorporating and connecting your current lesson topics of study into our guided tours.

Click here to read about our offered tours and to download a lesson plan on Career Exploration in the Arts​:  Career Exploration in the Arts

Make a Reservation Today!

Call 609-989-1191 to schedule a docent-led tour.

$10.00 for adults, $8.00 for adults over 62 and students with an ID, children under 5 are no cost.

We require two weeks advance notice with a 20% deposit for docent-led tours and luncheon options.

Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Click here to download a Group Tour Flyer

 

Click here for information on renting the Museum for your special event

Directions to the Museum

 

The Trenton City Museum, located in Ellarslie Mansion in the heart of Cadwalader Park in Trenton, New Jersey, does not have a street address.

To find us using a mapping or GPS program, use 299 Parkside Ave., Trenton, NJ 08618. From Parkside Avenue, turn into Cadwalader Park and follow the signs to Ellarslie, The Trenton City Museum. Alternatively, some programs list the Trenton City Museum at either 1 Theater Lane or Trenton Lane, Trenton, NJ 08618

NEW YORK CITY AREA
Take NJ Turnpike south to Exit 7A to I-195 West, which merges into Rt. 129, Follow signs to NJ 29N (through tunnel and past the baseball stadium on left). Take 29N to the Parkside Avenue Exit. Continue through first traffic light at West State Street to second light. Turn left into Cadwalader Park, follow signs to Ellarslie, The Trenton City Museum.

PRINCETON
Take 206 South to traffic light past Rider University campus, which is Eggert’s Crossing Road. Go right, proceed to end and make left onto Ewingville Rd. Continue on this road, it will turn into Parkside Ave after Spruce St. Cross over Olden Ave. and Rt. 31, cross Stuyvesant Ave. At the next light, turn right into Cadwalader Park. Follow signs to Ellarslie, The Trenton City Museum.

BORDENTOWN AREA
130 or 206 N. Just north of Bordentown, look for signs on right for I-295 to Princeton. Take I-195 West, which merges into Rt. 129, Follow signs to NJ 29N (through tunnel and past the baseball stadium on left). Take 29N to the Parkside Avenue Exit. Continue through first traffic light at West State Street to second light. Turn left into Cadwalader Park, follow signs to Ellarslie, The Trenton City Museum.

LAMBERTVILLE
Take Rt. 29 South toward Trenton. When the highway divides there is a traffic signal for West State Street (which is a left turn, not a jug-handle). Take West State Street to Parkside Avenue traffic light (there is a red brick school building on right and baseball fields on left). Turn left and at next light go left into Cadwalader Park. Follow signs to Ellarslie, The Trenton City Museum.

BUCKS COUNTY, PA I-95 NORTH
Immediately after crossing river take Rt. 29 south (exit 1) toward Trenton. Follow directions above from Lambertville. Or, take alternate Rt. 1 north to Calhoun St. Bridge across Delaware River. Follow signs for Rt. 29 north (toward Lambertville). Rt. 29 north to Parkside Ave. exit. Go through light at West State St. at next light go left into Cadwalader Park. Follow signs to Ellarslie, The Trenton City Museum.

US ROUTE 1 SOUTH
Take last exit before toll at Warren St. Turn right at the end of the ramp to next light. This is Market St. Go left on Market and stay to the left and proceed to 29N. Take Parkside Ave. exit to second light and go left into Cadwalader Park. Follow signs to Ellarslie, The Trenton City Museum.

FROM THE TRAIN STATION
From Trenton train station, taxis are available at the Walnut Avenue exit. Turn left at the top of the stairs/escalators from the station platforms. If you are being met by a car, arrange for pick up at the N. Clinton (main) entrance. Go right on N. Clinton, left on East State past Broad Street where the road you are on turns to West State. Proceed approximately one mile. Go right on Parkside Avenue and at the next light (300 yds.) go left into the park. Follow the signs to Ellarslie, The Trenton City Museum.

FROM SOUTH JERSEY
Take the New Jersey Turnpike North to Exit 7A. Take 195 West that merges into Rt. 129, Rt. 29. Take 29 North to the Parkside Avenue Exit. Continue through traffic light at West State Street to next light go left into Cadwalader Park, follow signs to Ellarslie, The Trenton City Museum. Or take I-295 N.

In Bordentown follow the signs for 195 west to Rt. 129, Take 29 North to the Parkside Avenue Exit. Continue through traffic light at West State Street to next light go left into Cadwalader Park, and follow signs to Ellarslie, The Trenton City Museum.

FROM FREEHOLD
537 south to 195 west to Rt. 129, Rt. 29, Follow 29 North to the Parkside Avenue Exit. Continue through traffic light at West State Street to next light go left into Cadwalader Park, follow signs to Ellarslie, The Trenton City Museum. Or, take NJ 33 west to the 33/130 turn off. Take 130 South to 195 west to Rt. 129 and follow the New York City area directions above.