Burr–Hamilton duel

Alexander Hamilton portrait by John Trumbull 1806
Aaron Burr

Burr–Hamilton duel


Weehawken Dueling Grounds

The Weehawken Dueling Grounds is a place where dueling was done between 1700 and 1884.  It is located below the cliffs of the New Jersey Palisades, right next to the Hudson River.  There were at least 18 known duels to occur there between 1700 and 1884, but is most famously known for the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr in 1804.



Pistols used in Hamilton-Burr duel
Statues of Alexander Hamilton (foreground) and Aaron Burr with dueling pistols, Museum of American Finance, New York. Terese Loeb Kreuzer/Alamy https://www.britannica.com/list/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-hamilton-burr-duel-according-to-hamiltons-burr