Calling all history buffs! Elizabeth, New Jersey, was founded in 1664 and is one of America’s most historic cities. It has hosted many famed American founding fathers such as George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, just to name a few.

Experience Elizabeth, off the beaten path and just minutes from New York City. Bring your groups and experience history through virtual reality! Groups can firsthand be a part of cultivating heritage and preserving history on a 23-acre National Historic site built in 1772 by New Jersey’s first governor, William Livingston. Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University chronicles more than 240 years of American history and one of the oldest collections of Madeira wine in America.

Needing an educational experience for your student groups, or maybe something for your seniors who’ve seen it all? Elizabeth is where history comes to life. Walk among the grounds where the American Revolutionary Battles were fought.

Your groups can trace name genealogy within extensive archives, experience a part of the Revolution and learn the unexpected just by visiting New Jersey’s first capital — Elizabeth! After undergoing a host of structural renovations over the past decade, the Elizabeth Public Library is one of Carnegie’s oldest operating libraries in the world, and is the first stop on the city’s Historical Walking Tour.

Did you know Elizabeth is home to where the oldest piano house in America was founded? Groups are welcome to visit the place where Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall purchased their pianos. Altenburg Piano House, founded in 1847, is the oldest family-run piano house in the United States which traces its origins to the Otto Altenburg Piano Co., in Germany.

Travel back to where it all started. We invite you to come explore New Jersey’s best-kept secret, we are closer than you think! What will you discover?

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