Visit the campus of Snyder Academy and the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth.
Discover the place where New Jersey was founded in 1664. Colonial Elizabethtown was the hub of a dynamic community of civic, business and religious leaders who shaped our country in in significant ways and left an enduring legacy on our lives today. Visit the First Presbyterian Church where you will see the beautifully restored sanctuary of the Church and hear about the extraordinary men and women who left an indelible mark on our values and traditions as Americans.
Explore the burial grounds of the Church, the most significant cemetery in New Jersey. Here you will find the final resting place of our state’s leading citizens from the colonial era. Recently restored, the burial grounds include three governors, 75 Revolutionary War veterans and several hundred free and enslaved African-Americans who lived in Elizabeth.
Imagine the old “Academy” where Alexander Hamilton was taught and the former parish house of the Church, recently renamed the Snyder Academy of Elizabethtown following a multi-million dollar restoration as a center for the arts, education, history and social and economic development in midtown Elizabeth.
Our tour program is on break for Summer 2018. Please call 908-353-2131 for information about scheduling tours beginning in Fall 2018.