Hamilton Park

Hamilton Park, Weehawken: Address, Phone Number, Hamilton Park Reviews: 5/5

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This is where in 1804, Aaron Burr killed Alexander Hamilton.
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Jonathan Chan
New York City, NY140 contributions
hamilton park
Aug 2021
For the Hamilton fans, this is where you can find the infamous Hamilton-Burr dueling ground. Also an absolutely gorgeous view of the Manhattan skyline, seeing everywhere the Upper West to Lower Manhattan and all the piers in between.
Written September 21, 2021
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D'mari S
6 contributions
A must see!
Aug 2021
Make sure you stop here on your NYC trip if you stay in weehawken -- dazzling view, neat history and great photos taken here! So worth it!
Written September 13, 2021
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Joe L
52 contributions
what a vies!!
Jul 2021 • Couples
Nice place for photos and just walking. o there at night for the spectacular view of NYC all lit up.
Written August 15, 2021
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Sybilsport
10 contributions
Interesting history
Jul 2021
Nice park with amazing views. In addition to Alexander Hamilton’s death rock, there are several memorials for veterans of various wars.
Written July 28, 2021
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MBD
Edison, NJ13 contributions
Hands down the best view of NYC
Jul 2021
Best views of NYC by far. You can see the whole island from the George Washington Bridge all the way down to one world trade and the Verrazzano Bridge.

In my opinion, for views of NYC:

1. Hamilton Park in Weehawken and walking along Blvd East.
2. Brooklyn Promenade
3. Liberty State Park
4. Gantry State Park, Long Island City.
Written July 3, 2021
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Lisa S
Fort Lee, NJ96 contributions
Best Views of Manhattan!
Feb 2021
Great spot to walk around touting some on the best skyline views from the Jersey side. Not much parking, on street.
Written March 24, 2021
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DLP
New Jersey1,643 contributions
History and a view
Jul 2020
After watching the play Hamilton it became imperative I see the sight of the infamous duel. We visited on July 11th the anniversary of the actual Hamilton/Burr duel. The actual sight is a small area in Hamilton Park with a bust statue of Hamilton, some history boards to read and the actual rock Hamilton leaned against after he was shot. Hamilton played a key role in our nation’s history and the founding our our treasury department. It is a sight that all history lovers should see and experience. Also this historic site offers some amazing views of the city, which should be seen.
Written August 31, 2020
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sanju_222323
New Jersey12,279 contributions
actual rock "on which rested the head of Alexander Hamilton" after he was mortally wounded is now a monument
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 June 23, 2020
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Kelli
Keller, TX581 contributions
Gorgeous views and a slice of history
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 February 12, 2020
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Chris B
3 contributions
Nice Views
Dec 2019 • Solo
I went late at night around 11pm. The r were a few people out doing the same thing....getting awesome nighttime views of the NYC skyline. Many places to pull over and there is a nice walkway along the river.
Written December 11, 2019
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