Comprised of 12 municipalities, including Trenton, Princeton, Pennington, and Hamilton Township, Mercer County is home to many notable New Jersey attractions.
From museums and universities to public art and wineries to major interstates and Trenton-Mercer Airport, check out these exciting places to visit in New Jersey.
Arts & Culture
Arts and culture lovers will find an array of exciting things to do in Princeton. Don’t miss the impressive art collections at Princeton University Art Museum or the outstanding theatrical performances at McCarter Theater. Operatic productions can be viewed at Bohema Opera Company in Trenton, or stroll Hamilton’s 35-acre Grounds for Sculpture garden and arboretum, which is home to more than 250 contemporary sculptures.
Wineries & Breweries
Sip and savor a glass of wine in one of the wineries in Mercer County, including the award-winning Hopewell Valley Vineyards in Pennington, Terhune Orchards Wineyard & Winery in Princeton or Working Dog Winery in Robbinsville. Beer aficionados will have to order a pint at Triumph Brewing Company in Princeton.
Get a glimpse into history at The War Memorial in Trenton, which honors the men and women who laid down their lives in WWI. This site includes the Patriots Theater, a grand auditorium where world-class entertainers perform. Also nearby are the Old Barracks Museum and the New Jersey State Museum, which offers four distinct museums in one.
Ready to get outside? Enjoy hiking or biking on the nature trails at Washington Crossing State Park or Princeton Battlefield State Park. Want play a game of golf? Try the courses at Mountain View Golf Course or Mercer Oaks Golf Course.