1046 East Jersey St., Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Hours: By appointment only
The Belcher Ogden Mansion was the 1750s residence of Governor Jonathan Belcher (1682-1757) of New Jersey, who brought the royal colony’s government to this house. Belcher also sponsored the College of New Jersey which became Princeton University and gave his library of over 400 books to that institution. Subsequent owners entertained George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and the Marquis de Lafayette here. In 1812, the resident owner, Aaron Ogden, was elected New Jersey Governor.
Tours by appointment only. Please call for availability.