We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

New Jersey State Police Museum

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 1040 River Rd, West Trenton, NJ
Phone Number:
+1 609-882-2000 ext. 6400
Website
Description:

An interesting museum centering on criminal activity.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 13 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
History of the NJSP

A great place to learn about the history of the New Jersey State Police from its inception circa 1921. A lot of details, pictures, videos and items to view and see what tradition... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2015
ROB A
,
TOMS RIVER
Add Photo Write a Review

13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 11: English reviews
Buckhannon, West Virginia
Level Contributor
135 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

As a NJ native, I never knew this place existed - one has to pass through the NJ Trooper checkpoint to access the museum so be prepared. The exhibits ranged from the beginning of the trooper unit through after 9/11. I agree that the Lindbergh exhibit was one of the best at this facility. The rest of this property is... More 

Helpful?
Thank LAURIE S
New Jersey
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Nice State Police Museum. Displays are well situated and interesting. Wall of fame for State Police who died on the job. Interesting exhibit wit items from the Lindeberg kidnapping.

Helpful?
Thank Waltger
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
65 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

By far the most interesting part of the museum was the evidence which convicted Bruno Hauptmann. From what I could see, he was definitely guilty. The most interesting artifact was the ladder, an expertly made wooden extension ladder. The rest of the museum was OK, nothing special. It's free, but you have to show ID at the gate.

Helpful?
Thank Larry M
TOMS RIVER
Level Contributor
418 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015

A great place to learn about the history of the New Jersey State Police from its inception circa 1921. A lot of details, pictures, videos and items to view and see what tradition is about and how dedicated the NJSP members are. Worth the visit. Great for students to take on a field trip.

Helpful?
Thank ROB A
Yardley, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
115 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014

This little gem is hidden off exit 1 on I95. The displays are interesting and have a lot of historical information. The displays of equipment are sparkling. Particularly enjoyed the wall of patches.

Helpful?
Thank Safetyguy_CSP
Ewing, New Jersey
Level Contributor
24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014

What a neat place to view the NJSP from the very beginning of their existence! We enjoy browsing from display to display and stopping at the gift shop to purchase a gift for ourselves or our little ones A great museum representing a great organization!

Helpful?
Thank PattiCookie
West Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2012

I've been here a few times with students. We've had great experiences all the times we've gone. The officers who work at the museum are more than accommodating. Definitely not an all day field trip but an hour or so at the museum is perfect. Great little gift shop too!

Helpful?
Thank Heather O
Princeton Junction, NJ
Level Contributor
35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2012

A small museum that gives the history of the NJ state police. Is an easy drive and a museum you can get through in an hour or so. Great if your kids are boys.

Helpful?
Thank Damianz666
New Jersey
Level Contributor
85 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2012

The highlight of the museum is the Lindbergh case, a must see for anyone interested in this part of NJ history.

Helpful?
4 Thank Silver-Elite
New Jersey
Level Contributor
35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2012

Its not a big museum (basically 1 room of displays)- but its free and it has a police car to climb in. That makes it a winner for both mommy and the 6 yr olds! Both boys are obsessed with the armed forces. We spent about 2 hours pouring over the confiscated gun display, the videos, and of course the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank happy_twin_family

Travellers who viewed New Jersey State Police Museum also viewed

Been to New Jersey State Police Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of New Jersey State Police Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from New Jersey State Police Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?