In the area immediately surrounding the golden dome of the New Jersey State House is the New Jersey State Museum, an exciting museum featuring four museums in one, with a planetarium, a fine art collection of more than 12,000 works, a natural history collection and an impressive assemblage of cultural history, archaeology and ethnography artifacts. After extensive renovations, the museum’s main building re-opened with exhilarating new exhibits that celebrate the state’s artistic and cultural life.
Just across the street from the State House is the New Jersey World War II Memorial that honors and pays tribute to the courage and sacrifices of out "Greatest Generation."
The Capitol Complex as it's known also is home to the War Memorial, which features a beautiful 1,807-seat venue of Italian Renaissance Revival splendor.
The War Memorial contains Patriots Theater, which hosts world-class artists and entertainers, including the American Ballet Theater, The Philadelphia Orchestra and dozens of world-class entertainers.
Located between the State House and the War Memorial is the Old Barracks Museum. The only original French and Indian War Barracks still standing in the U.S. It was base to Hessian soldiers at the first battle of Trenton during the American Revolutionary War.