• Wednesday-Sunday, 12:30-4:00 pm
  • Food and music events offered throughout the year
  • Currently celebrating the site’s 300th anniversary
  • Field trips available for students upon request
  • Check the website or Facebook page for the latest events and updates
  • Restrooms
  • Museum gift shop
  • Parking
  • Picnic grounds
  • Adults - $5
  • Seniors - $4
  • Children - $4

William Trent House Museum

15 Market Street, Trenton, NJ 08611


The William Trent House Museum is the oldest house in Trenton, built in 1719 by Scottish immigrant and founder of Trenton, William Trent. The home served as his country estate and later as a residence for three Governors. It boasts an allee of English cherry trees and numerous outbuildings, as well as grist, saw, and fulling mills along the Assunpink Creek. During the American Revolution, the Trent House was occupied by Hessian forces and played a prominent role in several battles fought at Trenton in 1776. It was also once used as a supply depot for Washington’s army. In 1929, the house was donated to the City of Trenton with the condition that it be returned to its original appearance and be used as a library, art gallery, or museum. After extensive restoration, the William Trent House Museum opened in 1939. It is operated by the Trent House Association, is a designated National Historic Landmark, and is listed in both the State and National Registers of Historic Places.


  • Tour the historic gardens and grounds.
  • Visit the museum’s year-round exhibits to learn about early 18th century gardening methods, plants, and plant uses.
  • Discover the legacies of prominent residents who called the Trent House home throughout centuries of use.

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