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Revolutionary War Sites in Weehawken, New Jersey
Weehawken, New Jersey
Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr dueling grounds
Weehawken site of the Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr duel
site of the Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr duel
Hamilton - Burr Dueling Grounds
Hamilton Ave.
Map / Directions to the Hamilton - Burr Dueling Grounds
There is a small park called Hamilton Park located next to the monument. It offers a great place to enjoy the fantastic view of the Manhattan skyline.

A monument with a bust of Alexander Hamilton marks the site where he was fatally wounded in an 1804 duel with Aaron Burr. Burr and Hamilton had both been officers in the Revolutionary war, and both played important roles in early post-Revolutionary period. Hamilton served as the country's first Secretary of the Treasury and Burr served as the country's third Vice President.

Hamilton and Burr each had a strong connection to New Jersey. Burr was born in Newark, and was married in Ho-Ho-Kus. Both men attended schools in New Jersey, and both served some of their time in the Revolutionary War service in the state. Some of the other New Jersey historical sites related to Hamilton and Burr are listed below. Follow the links for more information about these historic sites.

Other New Jersey historic sites related to Alexander Hamilton

• The site of the Old Academy in Elizabeth, which both Hamilton and Burr attended.

• The site of Alexander Hamilton's artillery battery in New Brunswick. in December 1776

• The Great Falls in Paterson, a spot Hamilton visited in 1778 with Washington and Lafayette. Hamilton later played an important role in developing Paterson as an industrial city. There is a statue of him at the Great Falls

• Ford Mansion in Morristown, where Hamilton stayed with Washington in winter 1779-1780

• The Schuyler Hamilton House in Morristown, where Hamilton courted his future wife Betsey Schuyler in 1779-1780.

• Dey Mansion in Wayne, were Hamilton stayed with Washington in 1780

• A magnificent statue group of Hamilton, Washington, and Lafayette in Morristown.

Other New Jersey historic sites related to Aaron Burr

• Burr was born February 6, 1756 in Newark,

• The site of the Old Academy in Elizabeth, which both Burr and Hamilton attended.

• Burr attended Princeton University. His father had served as president of the University

• A sign in Paramus commemorates Burr's presence there in 1776

• The Hermitage in Ho-Ho-Kus, where Burr met Theodosia Prevost in 1778. The couple were married in the house in 1782.

• The Old Stone House in Ramsey, which Burr may have visited.

• Burr arrived at Perth Amboy, eleven days after his duel with Alexander Hamilton

• Burr died September 14, 1836, and his gravesite is in Princeton Cemetery.

The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society hosts an event to commemorate the duel each July.
Click here for information about this and other upcoming events.

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