Discover NJ Military History

Two Museums. Free Admission.

  • National Guard Training Center
    1 Camp Drive, Sea Girt, NJ 08750
    Open daily from 10 AM to 3 PM
    Closed State holidays
  • Lawrenceville Armory
    151 Eggert Crossing Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
    Open 9 AM to 3 PM on Tuesday, Friday, & Saturday
    Closed State holidays

Discover NJ Military History

Sea Girt & Lawrenceville Museums. Free Admission.

All Welcome!

The museums will be closed on Monday, October 14 for Columbus Day, an official state of New Jersey holiday.

NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS

New Jersey's Preeminent Military Museum

The National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey tells the story of the state’s Militia and National Guard beginning with Dutch, Swedish and British colonization through the War for Independence to the Civil War, World Wars I and II and up to the present day, paying particular attention to the diversity of the New Jersey citizen soldier and his or her experience. Notably, the museum has one of the largest collections of New Jersey related Civil War research material in the country, including copies of diaries, letters, newspaper clippings, memoirs, regimental histories and articles.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Oral Histories

The National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey is the home of the Center for U.S. War Veterans’ Oral Histories. It is the Center’s mission to collect and preserve the memories of veterans through recorded oral history interviews.

Things To See

UNIFORMS
EQUIPMENT
ARTIFACTS

SOCIAL MEDIA

Today in History

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Membership

The National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that supports the collections, exhibitions and educational programs of the museum through volunteerism, advocacy and fundraising. Memberships allow the museum to continue its important work and enable the museum to continue its excellent exhibits and programming. Please join today and support the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey.

NJ National Guard rifle team at Sea Girt, NJ in 1916.

USMC Sergeant John Basilone of Raritan, NJ. Medal of Honor.

2nd NJ Volunteer Infantry in Virginia in May 1863.

The first females join the NJ National Guard in January 1959.

Researchers

Researchers interested in viewing our collections should contact Mr. Joseph Bilby, Assistant Curator, at (732) 974-5966.