Hamilton Park
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This is where in 1804, Aaron Burr killed Alexander Hamilton.
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Kelli
Keller, TX1,356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Hamilton Park has the most breathtaking views of Manhattan. Additionally there is a little monument for the Alexander Hamilton - Aaron Burr duel. The actual dueling ground would have been somewhere in the trees below the cliff, so largely inaccessible. It’s beautiful and somber to consider the lives lost here (since it was home to more duels than just this famous one). We took the ferry across from the city and then took an Uber to the park. Walking to the park is not impossible, but it’s not easy and mostly uphill, making it difficult for my travel companion.
Written 12 February 2020
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duck8to
Montville, NJ6,835 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
I went to see the dueling grounds in Weehawken, New Jersey or more correctly where they where in the 1700 and 1800's. So heading toward NYC and the Lincoln Tunnel on Route 3, I exited just before the tunnel. The exit reads Weehawken/Hoboken Ferries. I exited and made the first left at the light. About a mile down the road I found Hamilton Park. It sits at the edge of the palisades. It's well maintained with cast iron benches, railings, pavers, small gardens and statues. The views of western Manhattan and the Empire State building are spectacular and worth a 5 star rating. Night photography would produce exceptional photos. I went during the day to see the old dueling grounds. In the 1700's and 1800's this is where gentleman went to duel. It is also where Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr dueled on July 11, 1804. A statute commemorates Hamilton and plaques tell the partial story of that duel and other prominent duels that took place on the dueling grounds. Accounts of the story vary but in the end Hamilton dies from a lower abdomen and rib wounds caused by a .56 caliber bullet shot from a flintlock pistol the following day. The large rock that Hamilton Lay on after being shot rests right behind his bust of the pillar. Burr, the son of the president of what is now Princeton was charged with two counts of murder and fled south. Other notable duels include: DeWitt Clinton & John Swartwout (1802), Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry & Captain John Elliott and Alexander Hamilton's son who was killed in a duel in 1801. To find where the dueling grounds used to exist, first go to the bust of Alexander Hamilton which is about 40 feet south of Hamilton Park on a paved walkway and right at the edge of the palisades. A plaque there will tell you that the dueling grounds was located straight down the hill on a level piece of land twenty feet above the Hudson river. Most of that twenty feet has been excavated so that the train track which exists today could be built. For those who could care less about finding such places you might give this attraction two stars. I'm a nerd and almost gave it 5 stars.
Written 25 March 2016
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MelissaClaire93
Cinnaminson, NJ966 contributions
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Apr 2018
As a Hamilton fanatic I've been reading into all the places I can see Hamilton related things. Of course the dueling grounds came up on the list. The grounds are long gone of course, but there is a nice little marker in memorial of the duel and the rock that Hamilton supposedly laid his head on after he was shot. Aside from Hamilton, there are stunning views of the Manhattan skyline so even if you don't like Hamilton it's still a great place for a view of the city. All in all it takes maybe 10 minutes max to enjoy the sites (that's being generous). Super easy to find and plenty of street parking. Totally worth stopping by for Hamilton fans!
Written 1 April 2018
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Jrd P
Belmont, NH239 contributions
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Aug 2018 • Family
A small portion of the Park, or right next to it, is the Weehawken Dueling the grounds, the location of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr's duel. There are two small plaques describing the location, and a nice monument for Hamilton. We awoke early so we were at the location around 7:30AM and parked right on the street across from it. In addition to the history, the views are great. Right across the Hudson is the USS Intrepid and you can see the big screens of Times Square beyond it. Regardless of if you love the musical Hamilton, or just history, it is a must visit location
Written 19 August 2018
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sanju_222323
New Jersey16,270 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Hello Folks… its been a long boring imprisoned at home due to COVID and after March, 11, we decided to go for a quick drive. We always love the Hudson riverside + New York skyline view. Hoboken, Exchange Place, Pier, and now we came across this Hamilton park. ( Hoboken is still my fav). We prepared ourselves. Mask-sanitizer-gloves and dedicated to maintaining social distancing. There are the new social norms now and it will stay, so folks, please adhere.

Why this holds historical significance- Burr-Hamilton duel, duel fought between U.S. Vice Pres. Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, former first secretary of the U.S. Treasury, on July 11, 1804, in Weehawken, New Jersey, that resulted in the death of Hamilton the following day.

The Burr-Hamilton duel is one of the most famous personal conflicts in American history. It was a pistol duel that arose from long-standing personal bitterness that developed between the two men over the course of several years. Tension rose with Hamilton's journalistic defamation of Burr's character during the 1804 New York gubernatorial race, in which Burr was a candidate. Burr shot Hamilton, while Hamilton's shot broke a tree branch directly above Burr's head.

The actual rock "on which rested the head of Alexander Hamilton" after he was mortally wounded is now a monument and yes, famous hit Broadway musical Hamilton is based on this. Go for it..!!

This is a beautiful picturesque cliff along the Hudson River, overlooking the island of Manhattan. Diff between other parks and this is, it provided the cliff view of Manhattan, unlike others. an excellent view of NYC out over the water, where you can clearly see all the buildings and all the areas of NYC, from a distance. It's especially nice during the evening when it starts to get dark, and the city lights start to show. It is a very small park and 30 minutes is enough for this. Mind it, due to the COVID situation, there is a guard who maintains the no of people in the park and you might have to stand in the Q to enter. Also, Wear masks all the time ( Guard allows to remove mask for a picture but that’s only for a couple of seconds), maintain 6 feet distance. Open from 7 AM to midnight.

The perfect destination for a late-night jog. This area always had breathtaking views with locals and tourists coming to enjoy the scene. The park is super lively now due to all the visitors definitely worth enjoying its charm and taking some amazing photos. #HiddenGem
Written 23 June 2020
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Steve D
30 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
Back in the 90's I live a block away from the park and did not know the relevance of the site. There is a small memorial with the very boulder where a mortally wounded Hamilton rested. Also great views of NYC skyline.
Written 12 August 2015
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Stephen Dubois
Wakefield, RI5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
I highly recommend Hamilton park's view of NYC from Weehawken's Hamilton Park. Especially at night! As a photographer there is no better view.
Written 10 January 2019
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cbarnyt
New York City, NY73 contributions
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Jul 2018
Hamilton Park is a popular spot for wedding parties to have photos taken because of the amazing view. The park has some benches and a lawn, but there aren't a lot of things to do there. It also has a bust of Alexander Hamilton and the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial. It's on a busy road and the only place to park is in the street. So either take the bus or plan to spend time looking for a parking place.
Written 8 July 2018
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Akos41
Budapest, Hungary80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
This place has amazing views. You can also sit on the grass or on some benches. On a clear day you can see from Northern Manhattan all the way to South Brooklyn (even the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge). It is especially nice during sunset when the sun reflects on the skyscrapers of Midtown.

Some practical information: You can get there with various NJ Transit buses from Port Authority Terminal (e.g., 128, 166, but check Google Maps). You can buy a return ticket for 7$ at the vending machines. The machine will ask for a specific bus number, but they accept it on other buses that go the same way. During rush hours you might see a long line waiting for the bus, but don't be afraid, buses run frequently.
Written 6 June 2018
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Rumbero75
West Palm Beach, FL211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
Hamilton Park is on the Jersey side 15 minutes away from Manhattan on Blvd East right off the Lincoln Tunel.
Great place to take pictures and take in the views of the NY skyline.
Written 5 August 2015
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