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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.
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