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Boxwood Hall Open House for Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend
Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
One event on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 12:00 pm
Prominent American statesmen of the late 18th and early 19th centuries had ties to this handsome Georgian house. In 1772, it became the home of Elias Boudinot, who served as a President of the Continental Congress. For a year during Boudinot’s residency, young Alexander Hamilton lived at Boxwood Hall while he attended school in Elizabethtown. George Washington lunched with Boudinot and a committee of Congressmen in 1789 while en route to his inauguration. In 1795, the house was sold to Jonathan Dayton, signer of the Constitution, Speaker of the US House of Representatives and member of the US Senate. In 1824, Dayton hosted the Marquis de Lafayette during his American tour.
Four Centuries Weekend Oct 16-17:
- Guided tours of this elegant 18th-century home, where George Washington dined on the day he was first inaugurated as President. Learn about famous, infamous, and should-be-famous people connected with this site. Hear about the Revolutionary war experience in Elizabeth.
- Exhibit about local history