Trenton’s treasure: the William Trent House remains standing

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Trenton, New Jersey, wears its history proudly, and the title of “oldest building” goes to the William Trent House. Built in 1719 by wealthy merchant William Trent, this Georgian Colonial structure is not only the oldest building in Trenton but also the entire capital city.

The William Trent House served multiple purposes throughout its long history. It began as Trent’s country estate, then became a residence for three governors, and even functioned as a supply depot during the American Revolution. Today, it’s a museum that offers visitors a glimpse into 18th-century life and the fascinating story of Trenton’s founding father.

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