The cemetery that lays in between the two structures quickly came into being, holding the remains of not only the colony’s first governor, Philip Carteret, but is the burial grounds for many of the first settlers in the colony. Due to passing centuries, names of those buried as well as the descriptions on the tombstones have been tarnished. The tour of the cemetery will bring these tombstones to life, teaching you of those who have been buried there.
There are a few ways to experience this tour. To download a map of the cemetery, click Church Map. Or download their Free APP, FPC Cemetery, which will bring history to your smartphone.
Boxwood Hall, built circa 1750, was bought by lawyer Elias Boudinot in 1772. The young Alexander Hamilton lived with the Boudinot family for a year while studying for college entrance. Boudinot served as president of the Continental Congress, 1782-1783, and in that role signed the peace treaty with Britain. In 1789, George Washington stopped at the Boudinots’ home for a luncheon with the committee of Congress that would escort him to New York for his inauguration as President. The house, a center hall Georgian design, was built with a wing on either side of the present building. The remaining frame, interior paneling and floors are largely original.