Trenton is located on the Delaware River on the New Jersey-Pennsylvania border and is the only capital city in the United States bordering another state. It is the 10th-largest city in New Jersey population-wise.
Trenton was the scene of one of the most important battles of the American Revolutionary War, when Washington and his army crossed the icy Delaware River to Trenton and twice defeated the Hessian troops there on Dec. 26, 1776. After crossing the Delaware River, they defeated the enemy there again on Jan. 2, 1777.
During the war, Trenton served as the temporary capital of the United States from 1784 to 1799. In 1790, the city became the "capital of New Jersey," and on Nov. 13, 1792, the township of Trenton was founded.
At the end of the 19th century, Trenton had a new skyline with new buildings, shops, restaurants, hotels, and restaurants. The renovation continues today with the opening of the new Trenton Transit Center at the former Robert E. Lee High School, serving Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, and SEPTA stops in the city's central business district.
Trenton is also home to the River Line light rail system, which serves communities along the Delaware River between Trenton and Camden, and the SEPTA R7 line, which connects it to Philadelphia. You can also hop on NJ Transit's Northeast Corridor Line, which runs regular trains from New York City to New Jersey and from Newark to Trenton.
South of Trenton is Canal Boulevard, better known as Route 129, located in the city's central business district and along the Delaware River. Routes 29 and 129 connect the cities, while Interstate 195 provides a direct link to the New Jersey Turnpike. Five points (also known for its battle monument) are located on the north side of the river and are connected to South Trenton by Route 29, Route 125, or Route 128.
The gilded State House (1792) is home to the New Jersey State Cultural Center, which houses a museum, auditorium, planetarium, and state library. North Trenton is also home to the First Baptist Church, the city's oldest African-American church, founded in 1888. American Renaissance building, the second originally built in 1792, and the first of its kind in North America.
The College of New Jersey was founded in 1855 in Trenton and is now located in nearby Ewing, and two universities have recently been added to the city's environs: Thomas Edison State University and Mercer County Community College's James Kerney Campus.
The Trenton Thunder, a minor league baseball team, plays in Trenton at the Arm & Hammer Park. There's also the Trenton Freedom, part of the Professional Indoor Football League.
Cadwalader Park is Trenton's largest city park at 109 acres and was designed by famous landscape artist Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed Central Park in New York City.