Downtown

Neighborhood of Trenton, NJ

History

Downtown Trenton is the central section of the City of Trenton in Mercer County. It encompasses several distinct districts, including the Capital district, Mill Hill district, the Trenton Transit district, the Riverfront and the Hanover-Academy neighborhood.

Points of Interest

Downtown Trenton has several attractions including The New Jersey State Museum, Old Barracks Museum, William Trent House, The New Jersey State House, War Memorial, Starbucks and lots more.

The New Jersey State House

Arts & Culture

The New Jersey State House has tours on the first and third Saturday of the month beginning in the State House Annex. Visitors will learn about our Capitol’s evolution from a simple rubble-stone structure in 1792 to the impressive architectural monument of today.

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Old Barracks Museum
Old Barracks Museum
Old Barracks Museum

Old Barracks Museum

Arts & Culture

As a touchstone for colonial and revolutionary history in New Jersey, the Old Barracks Museum brings the world of colonial America to life through interpretive programs, exhibits and preservation so that visitors can appreciate New Jersey’s history, the diverse people who made it, and why it matters.

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The BOWL Inspired Grill
The BOWL Inspired Grill
The BOWL Inspired Grill

The Bowl Inspired Grill

Dining

The Bowl, an Inspired Grill is another Healthy Alternative. We provide the freshest ingredients with all natural products created by you and handcrafted by us. Our goal is to keep you smiling while living longer.

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1911 Smokehouse BBQ

1911 Smokehouse BBQ

Dining

At 1911 SmokeHouse Bar-B-Que – Fresh and Homemade is our standard. Our commitment to food quality and hospitality is at the core of why we exist. We pride ourselves with providing our guests (all guests are friends) a great environment to enjoy the company of their family and friends while enjoying some of the best BBQ in the country. We plan on creating an entirely new meaning to “Trenton Makes” by adding to our city’s roster, “Trenton Makes the World’s best BBQ.”

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East Front Cafe

Dining

We are Trenton's best kept secret! We offer a variety of menu items made only with the freshest ingredients. We offer wraps, burritos, quesadillas, panini and some of the largest salads around. East Front Cafe offers a wide variety of vegetarian meals like the veggie quesadilla or our own tomato mozzarella panini and so much more. We have many of our own signature sauces, dressings, and who can forget our fresh made daily guacamole.

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Starbucks
Starbucks
Starbucks

Starbucks

Dining

Starbucks newest location matches the interior of many of the chain's stores, but has a carved-out area where job training will be held. Its walls are covered in a mural featuring swirls of bright colors and city landmarks. Local artists James Kelewae and Jonathan Conner executed the mural, wanting to express the love they feel for the city.

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Sunrise Lunchonette
Sunrise Lunchonette
Sunrise Lunchonette

Sunrise Lunchonette

Dining

This modest cafe has humble decor and great food, but its chief selling point is the relaxed atmosphere. Step inside, and you’ll instantly feel like you’re a regular returning to a favorite joint, welcomed by the owner and greeted by your (new) friends.

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Cafe 128

Dining

A new meeting place in the heart of Historic Trenton. Coffee, cappuccino, espresso, panini- the breakfast, lunch and snacks you’ve been craving, just steps from the Capitol.

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Academy Street Playground

Academy Street Playground

Parks

A neighborhood park provided with a small playground, tricycle track and a shaded picnic area and fitted out with a brick pier ornamental fence, seating and lights.

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Candlelight Lounge

Dining

The Jazz Disciples is a group of men and women who care about the performance of real jazz in greater Mercer County, and especially in the City of Trenton.

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Gyro Express

Dining

Gyro Express is an Afghan gyro shop on the old pedestrian mall section of West State Street, Trenton, NJ. It has a menu limited to about a dozen items all related to beef, lamb, chicken and falafel pita wraps or open platters with basic salads.

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The Hummingbird Restaurant

Dining

The Hummingbird is a Jamaican restaurant downtown in the Warren Street revival area. And just as any decent Italian eatery in the ‘Burg used to have a photo of Frank Sinatra on the wall, the Hummingbird celebrates Bob Marley with a large poster in the dining room. Something of Marley’s spirit seems to inhabit the place, which has great food and a pleasant atmosphere.

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The Aleda
The Aleda
The Aleda
The Aleda
The Aleda
The Aleda
The Aleda

The Aleda

Apartments

Trenton’s original downtown apartment building has been completely renovated offering beautiful living spaces. Enjoy walkable living and a downtown lifestyle. Close to shopping, dining, Mill Hill Park and the Trenton Transit Center.

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Ajax Downtown
Ajax Downtown
Ajax Downtown

Ajax Downtown

Apartments

Downtown’s hippest new apartments are close to shopping, dining, Mill Hill Park and the Trenton Transit Center. Newly renovated studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments in Trenton’s Arts District.

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