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  • Boxwood Hall

    Boxwood Hall

    Boxwood Hall was constructed in 1750 for the wealthy merchant and politician Samuel Woodruff. In 1772, Elias Boudinot, an Elizabeth lawyer who would go on to become a delegate of the Continental Congress, a New Jersey congressman, and later the director of the United State Mint, lived in the house with his wife Hannah Stockton, the younger sister of future New Jersey governor Richard Stockton. The property was sold in 1795 to Jonathan Dayton, a prominent politician and the youngest signer of the United States Constitution, whose career and fortune were destroyed after associating with Aaron Burr’s failed 1807 conspiracy attempt. Distinguished guests at the house include George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Marquis de Lafayette. Take a guided tour of the house to learn more about its prominent owners and the City of Elizabeth and the State of New Jersey.