New Jersey Statehouse
Built in 1792 by Jonathan Doane, the New Jersey Statehouse is a must-see in the city and is one of the most historic sites in the area. One of the only working capitols in the United States, the building provides business and legislative needs, and also offers guided tours for first-time visitors. The most popular rooms within the building are the assembly chamber, the senate conference room, the state house annex and the plaza. The painted ceiling room is an elegant and artistic interpretation of New Jersey history, with intricate drawings highlighting the highs and lows of the city’s timeline, and throughout the statehouse stained-glass windows of former governors can be spotted. The best time to visit here is on a Monday or Thursday afternoon, as legislative and committee meanings are open to the public at these times, meaning everyday citizens can view government discussions as well as bills and public addresses being announced.