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Welcome to Elizabeth, NJ where History’s Best Kept Secret has been revealed! Along with tremendous American Revolutionary War history, Elizabeth is full of Alexander Hamilton history as well as a hidden history of how America and Portugal connected during the American Revolution. Come discover what you didn’t know, you didn’t know! Elizabeth: It all started here!
The excitement begins at Liberty Hall Museum. Tour the beautiful gardens and walk through history in modern times. Inside the museum, see where Alexander Hamilton lived and view authentic American historical artifacts dating back to the 1700s. Liberty Hall Museum brings history to life for guests of all ages to enjoy (even the tours are given in period-aged clothing to make your “time travel” experience even more enjoyable!) After your “upstairs” tour of where Alexander Hamilton lived, venture down to the cellar where one of history’s best kept secrets was recently discovered! Take a look around one of the nation’s most historic wine collections complete with bottles of Madiera Wine from the 1600s, bourbons and scotchs from 1700s and an extensive cigar collection.
After you’ve walked through history, travel the globe without a passport. With the 50 countries represented by our residents, it is easy to see why Elizabeth is a cultural dining melting-pot. Experience a lunch experience like no other at one of our cultural restaurants and take your tastebuds on an adventure!
That’s only a snapshot of what Elizabeth, NJ has to offer. There is so much more history that is waiting to be discovered!