Schuyler-Hamilton House

5 Olyphant Place * Morristown * NJ 07960 Sun 1 pm - 4 pm | By appointment

A Match Made in Morristown.

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. 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, Elizabeth – (Eliza or Betsey) 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”

Morris County, located 30 miles west of NYC, is home to some of America’s most important history and culture just waiting for you to explore. Start by walking in the footsteps of Revolutionary icons such as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, then pick apples right off the tree at one of our verdant farms and end your day having a delicious dinner; discover how to make my weekend Morris County!
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-631-5151
Leslie Bensley Photo of Jane Joe Executive Director at Morris County Tourism Bureau
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
973-631-5151 [email protected]