Contact the NJ State Archives
Mailing Address:
NJ State Archives
P.O. Box 307
Trenton, NJ 08625-0307

Office Address:
225 West State Street - 2nd Floor
Trenton, NJ

Contact Information


Planning Your Visit

The State Archives is open for business Monday-Friday (except for state holidays), 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Manuscripts and other original materials can be retrieved and used from 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. only.

Researcher at NJSA

The building is fully handicapped-accessible, but designated parking behind 225 West State Street is limited. There is also limited parking available in the State House Garage and on West State Street (metered).

Eating, drinking and smoking are prohibited in the State Archives' public areas (including the reception area). The following are not permitted in the Archives' research rooms: pens; briefcases, purses & waist pouches; portfolio cases & research file bins; zip notebooks; coats and umbrellas; luggage, bookbags and computer bags; strollers and diaper bags. Cellular phones/pagers must be set to vibrate mode (please take or make calls in the reception area). Secure lockers are provided for storage of personal items. The receptionist will provide locker keys.



Monday-Friday (except State Holidays):

Microfilm Research - 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Manuscript Research - 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Directions to the State Archives

225 West State Street - Trenton - New Jersey

Public parking in the State House Garage is on a limited basis. There are two entrances to the parking garage:

1. On West State Street, between the State Library and the State House Legislative Annex.

2. Off of the Memorial Drive exit from Route 29. After exiting, take the jughandle on the right and loop around to cross over Memorial Drive. Make a left in front of the War Memorial building, towards the guard station.

The State Trooper will ask you for your driver's license, and then you will proceed to the garage. Before entrance to the garage a security guard will ask to see your driver's license and issue you a parking pass.

For other parking options, please consult