For Alexander Hamilton, New Jersey was a momentous place. It was in Elizabeth that Hamilton first lived after arriving in America, and in Trenton and Princeton, he helped lead George Washington's army to success. Perhaps most fateful of all was the date July 11, 1804, when Hamilton and Aaron Burr, then the Vice President of the United States, squared off in Weehawken for a pistol duel that would ultimately cost Hamilton his life.



To learn more about these and the other places in New Jersey where Hamilton has left his mark, click on the numbered locations on the map to your left.