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Boxwood Hall Overview

Tread the floors once used by the famous, the infamous and the should-be famous who helped build New Jersey & the United States.

Built for gracious living about 1750, Boxwood Hall was home to Elias Boudinot, President of the Continental Congress that ratified the Treaty of Paris, and Jonathan Dayton, youngest signer of the United States Constitution. Visitors have included General George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, the Marquis de Lafayette and Aaron Burr. Boxwood Hall was also home to Samuel and Elizabeth Wooodruff, Hannah Boudinot, Susan Dayton and their staffs, both free and enslaved.

  • Guides tours of historic building, approximately one hour in length.
  • Group tours by appointment (all ages welcome.)
  • Off site programs available to schools (Grade 3 & up), Historical Societies, service organizations, etc. Call for details.
  • National Park Service Passport stamp (site specific, Crossroads of the American Revolution) available on site.

  • First Day Hike (January 1st). 1.5 mile guided walking tour of Historic Midtown Elizabeth, NJ, including Boxwood Hall & Siloam-Hope/First Presbyterian Church buildings & cemetery
  • Celebrate Hamilton Day (usually July 11). Programs at Boxwood Hall, Siloam-Hope/First Presbyterian Church, the Elizabeth Public Library & Liberty Hall, in conjunction with the Alexander Hamilton Appreciation Society.
  • Four Centuries in a Weekend (third weekend in October). Boxwood Hall & other historic sites throughout Union County open, in cooperation with Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs.

Facilities for People with Disabilities
We encourage people with disabilities who require special considerations to contact the historic site / park at the phone number listed in the general information on the home page of the historic site / park. The staff will assist with arrangements. Text telephone (TT) users, please call the NJ Relay Services at (800) 852-7899.


  • No public restrooms are available at this historic site;
  • Off street automobile parking is available on site; bus/large van parking arranged when tour is booked;
  • First floor of Boxwood Hall is ADA accessible;
  • Visitor seating is provided on first & second floors.

For the Comfort and Enjoyment of All
This historic site / park is part of the NJ State Park system and your cooperation with the following will help ensure the survival of the museum collections, historic structures & features and surrounding property for the enjoyment and education of future generations!

  • Keep your historic site / park and surrounding property clean and green! Protect this site by taking your trash with you. Whatever you carry into the site, plan on carrying it out too. Bring a bag or two for trash, recycling and cleaning up after your pet. There are no trash receptacles at this site. Thank you!
  • No Smoking on NJ State Park Service Property. Pursuant to N.J.P.L.2005, c.383 (C.26:3D-56)
  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at state historic sites [ N.J.A.C. 7:2-2.6]
  • The collection or removal of any object from State Park property is prohibited without written permission from the Superintendent.
  • Use of metal detecting devices on or unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) on or over the property is not permitted without a special use permit (SUP) from the State historic site / park.
  • Commercial photography is not permitted on the property without a special use permit (SUP) from the historic site / park.
  • Interior photography, videotaping or audio taping are not permitted in the Historic structure / visitor center / museum, except by prior written permission and for educational purposes only.
  • Non-commercial photography is permitted on the property (outside), but please help preserve the historic site / park and any surrounding property by not attaching anything to, climbing or sitting on historic structures and features or disturbing any plants, wild or cultivated. Photography may not interfere with other visitors to the historic site / park or impede site operations.
  • Food and beverages; pets/animals, except for service animals, are not permitted in the historic structure / visitor center / museum.
  • Please refrain from touching objects/furnishings in and building components of historic structures and museums, except where invited to do so by staff.

Please contact this historic site / park with specific inquiries about any of these restrictions, as there may be some variations at this specific historic site / park.

Related Links

Elizabeth Destination Marketing Organization
Siloam-Hope/First Presbyterian Church
The Friends of the Boudinot-Southard-Ross Estate
Union County - Across the Centuries: A Tour of Boxwood Hall


Phone Number

1073 East Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201-2503

Historic Site Hours
Tour Hours Monday through Friday, 9am to 5 pm, last tour begins 4pm.
Weekends by prior appointment, (Visitors are urged to call to confirm)
Park Fees

Entrance Fee Usually none; commercial tour companies, call for information.

Other Related Fees
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