THE STATE HOUSE is located in the heart of New Jersey's capital city, Trenton, situated on a bank of the Delaware River. This gilt-domed building, constructed in 1889. Second oldest capitol in continous use in the U.S. (Maryland has the oldest), houses the NJ executive and legislative branches since 1792. For more than 200 years, New Jersey Senators, Assemblymen, and Governors have been making the laws of the state in this building. Today the State House continues to serve New Jersey as both a historical monument and a place of work.