Boxwood Hall


  • Address: 1073 East Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
  • Contact Information: 908-282-7617
  • Hours of Operation: Monday –Friday 9:00-12:00 & 1:00-5:00
  • Web site: http://ucnj.org/boxwood-hall/


Built in the 1750’s by Elizabethtown’s mayor, Samuel Woodruff, Boxwood Hall was home to Elias Boudinot who bought the house in 1772 and lived there until 1795. Boudinot was a prominent lawyer, member of New Jersey’s first Provincial Assembly, United States Congressman and later President of Congress. As an important New Jersey lawyer and Patriot, Boudinot was heavily involved in the politics of the new country including signing the Treaty of Paris that ended the American Revolution. Boxwood Hall has hosted prominent visitors such as Alexander Hamilton, General Lafayette, and most notably Boudinot’s good friend, George Washington. Alexander Hamilton lived in Boxwood Hall while he attended Old Academy in Elizabeth.

Operated by the State of New Jersey, Boxwood Hall remains one of the most important houses in Union County and New Jersey. While some of the house was removed in the 1800’s much of the original building and features remain. Today Boxwood Hall is a New Jersey Historical House and Museum site and is open to the public.

“Union County: Battleground of Freedom” is made possible through a project grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State; the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders; the Crossroads of the American Revolution Association; the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce; and Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University.


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