A number of Revolutionary names came through the 1760 Schuyler-Hamilton House (originally known as the Jabez Campfield House), but it is probably most known for its love story. Dr. Jabez Campfield, who served as a surgeon during the Revolutionary War, lived here with his wife for 56 years. During the winter of 1779-80, the house also served as the home of Dr. John Cochran, who was assigned to General George Washington. Dr. Cochran’s wife knew her niece had met Alexander Hamilton the previous summer, so when she learned he was stationed at Washington’s Headquarters, she had her niece move in. By April, she and Hamilton had done enough courting at the Campfield House to “reach an understanding.” They were married in December of 1780 in Albany.
Of Special Note:
• Since 1923, the house has been owned and preserved by the local Daughters of the American Revolution
• Visitors can learn about Colonial-era medical practices inside the doctor’s office
• The museum has a number of antiques, paintings and historical memorabilia on display
Written up in Huffington Post, “Top 25 Reasons to Visit Northern New Jersey Now”