BACKGROUND: Come and see the role of the New Jersey Militia and National Guard in the state's history. The National Guard Militia Museum's main headquarters in Sea Girt features original and reproduction uniforms, weapons, photographs, artifacts and art from the period of Dutch, Swedish and British colonization through the War for Independence, Civil War and World Wars I and II to the present day.
The Artillery Annex to the Militia Museum of New Jersey is located at the Artillery Armory in Lawrenceville. Items on exhibit include weapons, uniforms and other equipment from various periods of service. There are two rooms dedicated to military memorabilia from the Civil War and a "model room" with over one hundred small-scale models of military equipment, in addition to equipment captured during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
INSIDER INFO: The Drill Hall is also the work area for the Cannon Shop, with several pieces of military equipment on display. Additionally, about 15 tanks, vehicles and cannons are on display outside.
WHERE: The Sea Girt museum is located at the National Guard Training Facility off Sea Girt Avenue. The Artillery Annex is located at 151 Eggert Crossing Road in Lawrenceville. http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Ship+Bottom,+Ocean,+New+Jersey&ll=40.115365,-73.999786&spn=0.124976,0.307274&z=12" target="_blank">CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS.
HOURS AND COST: Summer hours, beginning Memorial Day, are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is always free but donations are welcome. To request a tour, call the Annex at 609-530-6802.