One of Elizabeth, NJ’s best kept secrets is that Alexander Hamilton both lived and studied here! Heard of Hamilton? Seen the hit Broadway Musical? … now experience the living history in person!
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.
Tours of all historic landmarks are available!
Tour Schedule for Hamilton’s home: Liberty Hall
Tuesday-Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tours leave every hour; Last tour leaves at 3 p.m. No appointment needed; if you have a group of 10 or more, please call at least 2 weeks in advance to book a tour. To make a reservation or for more information, please call (908) 527-0400.
Tour Schedule for Hamilton’s school:
The Snyder Academy of Elizabethtown
Tour schedules for the Snyder Academy of Elizabethtown are available by request. Private tours are available with reservations! To make your reservation or for more information, please call (908) 353-2131.
Tour Schedule for Hamilton’s Second Home:
Boxwood Hall is open to the public Monday-Friday from 9am-noon & 1pm-5pm. Visitors should call ahead to confirm hours and availability of a guide. Admission is free. To make a reservation or for more information, please call (908)282-7617.
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