15 Market St. Trenton, NJ 08611
The oldest building in New Jersey’s capital city and once home to the man for whom the city is named.
Trenton has been rewarding visitors with rich cultural and heritage experiences for 300 years. This rich history comes alive at Trenton’s oldest homestead–the William Trent House. Built between 1716 – 1719, this National Historic Landmark was the country seat of William Trent, a Philadelphia merchant and his family.
When you visit the William Trent House, you are literally stepping back in time. You will gain amazing insight into the many layers of colonial life during the early 18th century. You will see how, later in the century, the William Trent House played a role in the Battles of Trenton, the “turning point of the American Revolution.”