West Trenton, New Jersey: New Jersey State Police Museum

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NJ State Police Headquarters

State Police Drive E., West Trenton, NJ
New Jersey State Police Headquarters. I-95 exit 1, south on River Rd, then a quick left onto State Police Drive E.
M-Sa 10 am - 4 pm. Gate security. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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New Jersey State Police Museum

The Lindbergh baby-murder exhibit is a highlight among displays about the state's highway patrol.

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The Lindbergh exhibit is worth the trip to this free museum. A must-see for those interested in the "crime of the century" or history in general. The electric chair used to execute Bruno Hauptmann (mentioned in the field review) is currently on loan to the Newseum in Washington, D.C., until June 2009 as part of a special exhibit, "G-men and Journalists: Top News Stories of the FBI's First Century."

[Ann Carden, 12/04/2008]
NJ State Museum

Fate of the late Joe Baranyi's collection at the Capital Punishment Museum, Trenton, NJ: According to a NJ Dept. of Corrections official, "Joe's collection was sent to the NJ State Museum. The electric chair went too, and then the State Police Museum in West Trenton got it from the State Museum. The State-ies wanted The Chair for years, as the Lindbergh Kidnapping Case was one of the biggest in the history of the NJ State Police, and their museum has a theme exhibit on the case. Old Joe, bless him, would not part with The Chair, and he had enough juice in the Department to get his way."

[anon., 08/26/1997]

The chair is now at the NJ State Police Museum.

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