History buffs have a lot to love in New Jersey. One of the thirteen original colonies, the state’s reputation as the “Crossroads of the American Revolution” is founded on battlefields, historical houses, and other sites that preserve and recreate our nation’s past.
But it’s also home to some slightly weirder historical preservations. If you’ve seen the battlefields and can’t stand the thought of one more day at a museum, try checking out these offbeat historical finds:
1. Alexander Hamilton’s Death Rock
Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father whose face graces the $10 bill, is buried in Trinity Churchyard on Broadway in Manhattan. But the rock onto which he collapsed after being mortally wounded in his famous duel with Aaron Burr is still located in Weehawken, New Jersey. Currently, it sits at the end of Hamilton Avenue, after train tracks were run through the original dueling grounds in 1870.
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