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The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion
In the heart of historic Cadwalader Park
Trenton, NJ

Dear Friends,

The Trenton Museum Society/Trenton City Museum is watching new information and public health advisories about the coronavirus so that we can continue to provide a safe and welcoming environment. We have instituted additional cleaning procedures at Ellarslie Mansion, home of the museum, and posted instructions about sanitizing and other preventative measures. We know you are also doing your part to stay informed and proactive about slowing the spread of the virus to vulnerable people. We will share any updates on schedules and programs as quickly as possible. In the meantime, here is a helpful resource for COVID-19 facts.

Thank you for your support,
Joan Perkes, President
Trenton Museum Society

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Painting by legendary Trenton artist Tom Malloy.

Museum Hours: Wednesday through Saturday: noon to 4 pm; Sunday: 1 to 4 pm. Closed Monday, Tuesday, and municipal holidays
Phone: (609) 989-1191
Admission: Free. Donations in our donation box are greatly appreciated, as they go directly to support our programs and mission.
Parking: Plenty of free parking is available. Handicap parking and an entrance free of stairs are to the left of the main entrance. To inquire about a specific access need, contact us at 609-989-1191 or info@ellarslie.org before your visit and we will meet your needs to the best of our abilities.

TOURS

Tours are available to fit every group’s needs.

Self-guided tours are possible by pre-arrangement for groups of 10-25 individuals.

One-hour guided overview tours of the museum are offered for groups of  5-15 adults ages 18 and older both during regular business hours for a small fee and, by special arrangement, during hours when the museum is closed to the public.

Special art and history tours guided by a trustee or curator are available for an additional fee.

Luncheon tours are also available.

School groups of up to 40 children with chaperones are welcome.

Call 609-989-3632 during regular museum hours to arrange for your group’s tour.  Learn More.

DIRECTIONS

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.

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