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Newark City Hall

Gaze up at the sparkly 24-carat gold dome that juts out from the roof of this stately and historic city hall.

Newark City Hall is an imposing structure of Beaux Arts design, recognizable by its iconic golden dome. Dating back to the turn of the 20th century, the five-story building has played a key role in the political realm of Newark. Look around the opulent interior of this spectacular structure in the Government Center district. 

Snap photos of the Romanesque columns that decorate the entirety of the impressive façade as well as the sides of the building. Stand back for a view of the enormous shining golden dome that tops the structure beside a U.S. flag. It was covered in 24-carat gold in 1986. Examine the plaque dedicated to those who sacrificed their lives fighting for their country. 

Climb up the main external staircase in the center of the façade and enter through the large portal. Marvel at the array of carved marble features that adorn the interior alongside the elegant staircase. Consider the historical importance of this building, where President John Kennedy made a speech in 1960. Attend a talk by the mayor to learn about the values and projects of Newark. 

Relax in the spacious surroundings of the Federal Square, around which loom majestic government buildings. Dine at one of the many restaurants that serve the district and the nearby sports center.  

The building is open to the public Monday to Friday from morning until late afternoon. It is free to enter. Note that the structure was made part of the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. 

Newark City Hall is in the Government Center district in the busy downtown area of Newark. Take the railway to Newark Penn Station and walk west for 15 minutes to get here. If you drive, leave your car in one of the independent indoor parking lots here. Visit nearby attractions, including the Prudential Center, Newark Municipal Court and Military Park.


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Lodging Near Newark City Hall

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$114
Courtyard Newark Downtown

Courtyard Newark Downtown

858 Broad St, Newark
4.3
of 5, from 532 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Downtown Newark, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Newark Museum and Prudential Center. Lincoln Park and New Jersey City University are also within 9 mi (15 km).

$119
Hotel Indigo Newark Downtown

Hotel Indigo Newark Downtown

810 Broad St, Newark
4.0
of 5, from 423 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Downtown Newark, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Prudential Center, Military Park, and New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Newark Museum and Riverfront Stadium are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$59
Riviera Hotel

Riviera Hotel

169 Clinton Ave, Newark
2.0
of 5, from 1,146 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Newark, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Prudential Center and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Newark Museum. Kean University and Lincoln Park are also within 9 mi (15 km).

$128
Best Western Plus Robert Treat Hotel

Best Western Plus Robert Treat Hotel

50 Park Pl, Newark
3.8
of 5, from 3,416 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

This downtown Newark hotel is 3 blocks from the Prudential Center and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

$99
Hilton Newark Penn Station

Hilton Newark Penn Station

1048 Raymond Blvd., Newark
4.1
of 5, from 1,730 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This downtown hotel is connected to Newark Penn Station, which offers trains to NY Penn Station and the World Trade Center. The hotel is 4 miles from Newark Airport and 8.75 miles from Manhattan.

Exlusive Townhome 10 Min From Aiport

Exlusive Townhome 10 Min From Aiport

244 W Kinney St, Newark
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Newark, this townhouse accommodation is within 1 mi (2 km) of Newark Museum and Prudential Center. Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Modern and Comfortable Apartment, 20 Minutes to New York

Modern and Comfortable Apartment, 20 Minutes to New York

30 Austin St, Newark
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Newark, this apartment is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Prudential Center and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Newark Museum. Kean University and Lincoln Park are also within 9 mi (15 km).

$118
Hampton Inn & Suites Newark-Harrison-Riverwalk

Hampton Inn & Suites Newark-Harrison-Riverwalk

100 Passaic Ave, Harrison
4.4
of 5, from 1,111 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Harrison, this hotel is close to Riverfront Stadium, Prudential Center, and Newark Public Library. Area attractions also include Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium and Red Saw Gallery.