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Hamilton Historic Tour in Elizabeth, NJ


Explore where Hamilton lived and studied, it’s closer than you think!

The Annual CelebrateHAMILTON program, hosted by the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society (AHA), celebrates Alexander Hamilton’s life and legacy. The program in Elizabeth focuses on Alexander Hamilton and his associates in Elizabethtown during the Revolutionary War. Special tours will be offered at Liberty Hall Museum and Boxwood Hall on July 6 and a full day of activities are planned on July 7 at The Snyder Academy of Elizabethtown, including a presentation by AHA President Rand Scholet on the representation of Hamilton in the Broadway Show “Hamilton”, a lecture by historian Michael Newton on Hamilton and his Associates in Elizabethtown during the Revolutionary War, a musical concert featuring colonial music on period instruments, and a staged reading of the writings Hamilton, Livingston, Boudinot and Dayton by the Actors Shakespeare Company, the theater-company-in-residence at The Snyder Academy.


“Meet Alexander Hamilton  & his Elizabethtown Fridays” July 6-7, 2017

Explore historic sites associated with Alexander Hamilton’s time in the Elizabethtown, New Jersey area as a young preparatory school student, having just emigrated from the Caribbean. Activities throughout the Elizabeth, NJ area were taken place at Boxwood Hall, Liberty Hall and The Snyder Academy of Elizabethtown.

Alexander Hamilton arrived in Elizabethtown, NJ in 1772 and attended the Old Academy School to study and prepare for college studies. During this time period, Hamilton went under the personal guidance of NJ’s first governor William Livingston and lived nearby at Liberty Hall with the Livingston family. Along with building that strong relationship, Hamilton also built a strong friendship with Elias Boudinot, who lived in Boxwood Hall. During Hamilton’s time in Elizabethtown, he would frequent Boxwood Hall to spend time with his good friend and also built a close bond with Boudinot’s family.


View the 2016 Hamilton Tours footage below.