Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund
Historic Site Management Grant
Historic Site Management for Heritage Tourism
Grant Award: $711,258 (1997); $46,950 (2019), $42,360 (2020); $37,403 (2021) Grant Recipient: City of Trenton; Trent House Association County: MercerMunicipality: Trenton
In 1714, Philadelphia merchant William Trent purchased 800 acres at the fall line of the Delaware River, established Trent’s Town and constructed a large dwelling for his family. The Trent House stands as the oldest building in Trenton and serves as an important example of early Georgian domestic architecture in the Mid-Atlantic region. It also contains an extensive collection of late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century furniture.
The 2021 Trust grant will help fund interpretive signs for the William Trent House Museum grounds. The 2020 Trust grant helped fund a continued archeological investigation on the grounds of the William Trent House. The 2019 Trust grant helped fund a site-wide Historic Preservation Plan for the Trent House Association and City of Trenton.
The 1997 grant funded repairs and site improvements, as well as the development of a visitor facility in the carriage house.
For more information, visit: http://www.williamtrenthouse.org/