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Patriots Theater at the War Memorial
1 Memorial Drive
Trenton, NJ

Tel: (609) 984-8484, Administrative Office
Fax: (609) 777-0581
Email: William.Nutter@sos.state.nj.us

Rooms at the War Memorial

Patriots Theater

The War Memorial, which seats 1,807, has walls paneled to mezzanine height in walnut as well as an ornate molded-plaster ceiling in the style of English architect Robert Adam.

Its proscenium stage measures 25 feet (height) by 50 feet (width) and 27 feet (depth), with a floor of sprung maple. The orchestra pit, which can be raised to state level to provide additional stage space, accomodates 50 musicians.

In addition to custom orchestra stage shell, a restored 1928 Moller pipe organ from Trenton's Lincoln Theater, which was donated in 1975, enriches the theater.

The George Washington Ballroom

Meticulously restored to vintage Art Deco elegance, the War Memorial Ballroom is a "capital" setting for banquets, parties, assemblies, and intimate performances.

Measuring 50 feet wide by 80 feet long, the Ballroom features a silver, orchid, and cornflower-blue color scheme, high oak wainscoting, walls of faux-Caen stone, and polished wooden flooring. Its coved plaster ceiling is highlighted by a rectangular design in Benedict metal.

The east wall of the room is dominated by two-story curtained windows. At its south end, the room has a small, curtained stage (36-feet wide, 13-feet deep). At its north end, the room has stadium-style balcony seating for 80 persons, and a projection booth.

The ballroom has its own entrance from West Lafayette Street, and its own lobby and stairhall. The Lobby and stairhall feature floors and wainscots of hand-made terra-cotta tiles manufactured by the renowned Mueller Mosaic Company of Trenton.

The Delaware River Room

Located below the Ballroom, The Delaware River room measures 63 feet by 50 feet, and accomodates some 200 person for a diversity of uses.

Less formal in style than the Ballroom, the Delaware River room features walls with high wainscots of pickled walnut, cornices with rope molding, a carpeted floor, and a highly prized Art Deco lighting fixtures.

The Turning Point Conference Room
(Late-Comers Room)

A stately, light-filled space, the First-Floor Meeting Room measures 40 feet by 29 feet and features walnut wainscotting, topped by faux-Caen stone, and a polished wooden floor.

The Militia Museum

The Veterans Exhibition Room of the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey (NGMMNJ) is located in a newly-created space accessible from The Lower Lounge. The goal of the Militia Museum is to portray the the role of citizen-soldiers in New Jersey and to the United States of America.

The Militia Museum collect, preserves, exhibits, and interprets artifacts related to the historical significance of the National Guard of New Jersey. The main museum is in Sea Girt, with annexes at the 112th Field Artillery Armory in Lawrenceville and in Trenton War Memorial.

The NGMMNJ can be reached directly in Sea Girt at 732-974-5966.

The Lower Lounge

Two marble stariways lead down from the War Memorial's main lobby to the lounge at basement level, an ideal place for a cocktail reception or other elegant social event. The space measures 28 feet by 58 feet, broken by decorative columns.The Lounge's decor is a unique blend of Elizabethan Revival and Art Deco elements, including a massive fireplace of carved travertine, flanked by drinking fountains of faience tile.

The Lounge's ceiling features plaster strapwork with low-relief decorative motifs, including Tudor roses. The flooring is of variegated green and purple slate. Varieties of blue and green faience tiles are used as the room's base and borders.

The Conference Room

Accessible from the Lower Lounge is the Conference Room, measuring 28 feet by 39 feet. This room is a newly-created War Memorial facility, modern and functional in design.

The Woodrow Wilson Board Room

Information regarding this room will be added soon! If you'd like immediate assistance or information regarding this room please call 609-984-8484.