Contact The NJ State Museum
Mailing Address:
NJ State Museum
PO Box 530
Trenton, NJ 08625

Museum & Auditorium Galleries:
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ

Tel: (609) 292-6464 (recorded message)
Email: Feedback@sos.state.nj.us

Collection Exhibitions

The Civil War Flag Collection of New Jersey

On long tern view
Galleries at 225 West State Street
Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 4:30

Get up close and personal with a rare collection of flags carried into battle by New Jersey’s Civil War soldiers and learn about our important role in the history of the War Between the States. New Jersey is one of the few states to actively display its Civil War flags, which were often returned to capital cities after the war.

The flags change periodically, allowing visitors to experience new examples from the collection.

3rd Infantry Regiment
Silk, featuring distinctive early-war style canton, 1861

Courtesy of State Capitol Joint Management Commission

33rd Infantry Regiment
Silk, 1863

Courtesy of State Capitol Joint Management Commission

36th Regiment, (3rd Cavalry)
Silk, featuring unusual butterfly design, 1864

Courtesy of State Capitol Joint Management Commission