5. Weehawken, NJ
Weehawken, New Jersey
Hamilton and Burr had their infamous stand-off in Weehawken, New Jersey on July 11th, 1804. Although not technically in New York City, after Burr fatally shot Hamilton, he was rushed back onto Manhattan and taken to the Bayard House in the West Village where one day later Hamilton would die. Hamilton and Burr, a Federalist and Republican, respectively, fought for years as political enemies. The battle on July 11th was the final fight to end their personal and political battle. Following Hamilton’s death, Burr was charged with two counts of murder, and after finishing his term as Vice President of the United States, his political career had effectively ended. Weehawken is now home to a Hamilton Park.
For more on the current location of the dueling pistols in NYC, check out our article here.