Come Discover Elizabeth

Founded in 1664, the city of Elizabeth is rich with authentic history, as anyone who takes one of our tours will soon learn. Our walkable mid-town district is full of monuments, landmarks and historical sites that allow visitors to glimpse back in time at different eras of the city’s history. History buffs aren’t the only ones that will enjoy their time in Elizabeth; anyone who appreciates shopping, fine cultural dining, arts, and entertainment will find endless opportunities to explore our local culture and community. Elizabeth is home to the East Coast’s largest premiere indoor outlet mall, as well as numerous other shopping and entertainment districts. The city is also home to award-winning restaurants, clubs, and bars. Located just a few minutes from New York City and easily accessible from the entire Tri-State area, Elizabeth is the premiere up and coming urban destination for those looking to discover what they didn’t know.

Historical Tours

Elizabeth is a deep and rewarding source of history. Founded in 1664 it is a city steeped in American Revolutionary War history. Visitors are amazed by tours at the Snyder Academy of Elizabethtown, the original College of New Jersey, Liberty Hall Museum, and Boxwood Hall.  Other must-see places for history lovers include the Belcher-Ogden Mansion, St. John’s Episcopal Church, and Bonnel House. Be sure to treat yourself to “Elizabeth at the Crossroads,” a 3.5 mile self-guided walking tour that provides an insightful look into Elizabeth’s history. This stroll will take you on a journey from the city’s origins through the centuries.

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Tours for Students

George and Martha Washington. Alexander Hamilton. Aaron Burr. All things Revolutionary War. In Elizabeth, student groups are able to leave their history books in the classroom and learn instead by walking through actual history in modern times. So make sure your next student outing includes an enriching group tour of one of American history’s most prized cities. Students will be inspired by the historical and cultural offerings in Elizabeth.

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Where you choose to host your next meeting can make all the difference. Fortunately, this charming city is in the heart of it all. Elizabeth is convenient for anyone traveling by train, plane, or car. It is situated just minutes from New York City and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Abundant transit makes Elizabeth one of the east coast’s most accessible destinations. Two New Jersey Transit stations make it the perfect location. Your meeting attendees will be able to get in and out with ease.

Our Services

GoElizabethNJ serves as a gateway for tourists, connecting groups with all the accommodations they need to plan a visit to our great city, from lodging options to maps and transportation information. We also keep visitors and residents alike informed on upcoming events like concerts, festivals, and celebrations. Check out some of our itineraries made to get the most our of your group's experience in Elizabeth.

Before visiting, be sure to download our mobile app to keep the city of Elizabeth easily accessible at your fingertips!

We have plenty of materials to help you navigate our city from our free mobile app, to our Points of Interest Map to any of the materials below.

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