Young Immigrant Hamilton Tour 2017

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

CH 2017 Elizabethtown

When Alexander Hamilton first emigrated from the Caribbean to attend school on the "mainland," he lived in what was then called Elizabethtown, New Jersey (today comprised of Elizabeth and Union). To explore Hamilton's time as a newly-arrived immigrant, the AHA Society visits locations associated with his first year in the thirteen colonies. 

The third programmed 'Young Immigrant Hamilton Tour' will be held as part of CelebrateHAMILTON 2017 on July 6th and 7th at historic sites in Elizabeth and Union, New Jersey. This year's theme is "Meet Alexander Hamilton and His Elizabethtown Friends."


Additional Young Immigrant Hamilton Tour Information

See the page for this year's Young Immigrant Hamilton Tour.

For dining recommendations in the Elizabeth area, visit this Go Elizabeth page

View the main page for the "Young Immigrant Hamilton Tour" to view past itineraries.


'Young Immigrant Hamilton Tour' 2017 Itinerary

Click on a link below to skip to a specifc site, or scroll down.


Stop 1: Tour of Boxwood Hall State Historic Site
Thursday, July 6th at 10 am 

rsz 1boxwood hall present


Take a tour of Boxwood Hall, home of Elias Boudinot (President of the Confederation Congress) and later Jonathan Dayton (Signer of the Constitution). The tour will focus on Alexander Hamilton's time at the house in 1772-1773 when he had just emigrated from the Caribbean and was a preparatory student at the nearby Elizabethtown Academy. The house tour will also highlight Hamilton's connections to Elias Boudinot and Jonathan Dayton. Additionally, there will be a pop-up exhibit of Hamilton portraits for this tour. 

See the All Places Hamilton page on Boxwood Hall.

Admission: Free
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am, Thursday, July 6th
Location: Boxwood Hall, 1073 E. Jersey St, Elizabeth, NJ


Stop 2: "New Hamilton Discoveries 2017" at Liberty Hall House Museum
Thursday, July 6th 

Liberty Hall

 As a follow-up to last year's sold-out "New Hamilton Discoveries" talk at Liberty Hall, new discoveries about Alexander Hamilton made over in the past year will be shared for the first time publically at Liberty Hall. Speakers include Hamilton National Scholar Michael E. Newton and Aime Fernandez-Puente, Elizabeth Local History and Special Collections Manager at the Elizabeth Public Library. Don't miss your chance to be the first audience to learn these discoveries! Due to popular demand, there will be two times to attend the talk that afternoon.

The talk will also be live-streamed on the Liberty Hall Museum Facebook page.

Admission to the "New Hamilton Discoveries" talk also includes a first floor tour of the Liberty Hall Museum. Liberty Hall was the residence of William Livingston, governor of New Jersey. While attending the local academy, Alexander Hamilton stayed with the Livingston family in Elizabethtown.Tours times to be announced. Among the fifty rooms in Liberty Hall is the Alexander Hamilton room, honoring the relationship between Hamilton and the Livingston family. 

See the All Places Hamilton page on Liberty Hall.

Tickets: $10 (Special discount in honor of Alexander Hamilton). Tickets can be purchased here. Advanced purchase is highly recommended.
 1 pm and 3 pm, Thursday, July 6th
Location: Liberty Hall, 1003 Morris Ave, Union, NJ


Stop 3: All-Day Festival at the Snyder Academy
Friday, July 7th, with events from 10 am to 10 pm 

Snyder AcademyThe Snyder Academy of Elizabethtown, which sits on the site of the Elizabethtown Academy where Alexander Hamilton studied upon first arriving to the "mainland" in 1772, is hosting a full day of programming about Alexander Hamilton. 

In an effort to encourage all members of the community—especially those living in the city of Elizabeth—to attend and learn more about Hamilton’s roots and influence in Elizabethtown, all programs will be offered free of charge.

También ofrecemos un programa de la vida de Alexander Hamilton en español a las 11 de la mañana.  Haz clic aquí para leer el anuncio del programa en español. 


See the All Places Hamilton page for the Elizabethtown Academy. 

Admission: Free
 10 am - 8 pm, Friday, July 7th
Location: Snyder Academy
42 Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 

Snyder Academy Festival Schedule of Events 

Reoccuring Activities and Tours:


Historical Society Fair
10 am - 3 pm
Representatives from local historical societies and sites in Union County will be available to share information about the many fascinating historical museums, resources and collections in the area.

Campus Tours
11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm

This tour of the First Presbyterian Church and burial grounds (located next door to the Snyder Academy) will highlight the history of the prominent residents of Elizabethtown who influenced Hamilton, New Jersey, and the United States during the colonial period.


Hamilton Portrait and Art Studio Tour
10 am - 3 pm
The Snyder Academy's artist-in-residence, Rafael Rodriguez, will offer a tour of his art studio showcasing his recent portrait of Alexander Hamilton as a student at the Academy of Elizabethtown in 1772.


Special Programming and Presentations


Presentation: "Alexander Hamilton: The Man vs. The Musical"
10 am
A presentation about how Hamilton is depicted in the Broadway show as compared to the real Hamilton, by Rand Scholet, President of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society.


Charla: "Introducción a Hamilton" en español
11 am  
Aprende de la vida de Alexander Hamilton en una charla por Sergio Villavicencio, director de la Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society (Sociedad para la concientización de Alexander Hamilton).


Presentation: "Hamilton and His Associates in Elizabethtown during the Revolutionary War"
12 pm
Alexander Hamilton studied at the Academy of Elizabethtown for less than one year before moving on to college in New York City. During this relatively short stay in Elizabethtown, Hamilton formed numerous lifelong friendships. National Hamilton Scholar Michael E. Newton will discuss how Hamilton and his Elizabethtown friends worked together throughout the American Revolution to win independence and build the foundation for a successful new republic. 
Following the presentation, Newton will be available to sign copies of his book: Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years


"Meet Alexander Hamilton and His Associates"
1-3 pm
Meet and mingle with actors in period costume representing Alexander Hamilton and his fellow citizens of Elizabethtown.

Colonial Music Concert
2 pm
A special one-hour concert will feature colonial music played on period 


Staged Reading:
7 pm
The Snyder Academy’s theater company-in- residence, The Actors Shakespeare 
Company, will produce a staged reading based on the writings of Alexander Hamilton, William Livingston, Elias Boudinot and Jonathan Dayton. 


Visit the Young Immigrant Hamilton Tour main page

Also: Don't miss AHA Society upcoming events

2011 The AHA Society. (c) 2016 The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society
Powered by Joomla 1.7 Templates