Top Things to do in Hamilton Township
Looking to spend the day in Hamilton? Check out the town's finest features!
Grounds For Sculpture
Description: Grounds For Sculpture is a 42-acre sculpture park composed of works by well-known and emerging American and international artists located in Hamilton, NJ
Sayen Botanical Gardens and Mother’s Day Azalea Festival
Description: Situated in historic Hamilton Square, the 30-acre Sayen Botanical Gardens and the Sayen House provide a welcome sanctuary for nature lovers, garden enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Each Mother’s Day, the Gardens hosts Hamilton’s annual Azalea Festival and features a magnificent display of over 250,000 flowering bulbs, dogwoods, azaleas and rhododendron, along with the township park’s collection of beautifully landscaped walking paths, fountains, bridges, lakes, gazebos and breathtaking scenery.
Description: Veterans Park is Hamilton’s largest municipal park and has been reported as being home to the largest playground in the state. The park encompasses over 333-acres of recreational space, and features athletic fields, walking trails, tennis courts, a dog park, exercise amenities, a skate park, a pavilion, a lake, as well as monuments that honor our veterans and branches of the US military. Veterans Park hosts community events, such as Hamilton’s annual Independence Fireworks & Concert (around the Fourth of July) and Hamilton’s Oktoberfest.
Celebrate the Holidays at Winter Wonderland
Description: There is no better way to spend the holidays than at Hamilton’s beloved winter celebration, Winter Wonderland. Taking place at historic Kuser Farm Mansion, this event – tailored for children and families – features a beautiful display of holiday lights and decorations, including the magnificently decorated Kuser Mansion, the lighting of the Kuser Mansion Christmas Tree, "Santa's Village" (including pictures with Santa), a "Holiday Express Train", a Petting Zoo, a model railroad display, along with mansion tours, holiday music, food vendors and other exciting activities.
Historic John Abbott II House and Civil War and Native American Museum
Description: Just inside one of Veterans Park’s entrances, sits two sites any history lover will not want to miss: the John Abbott II House and the Civil War and Native American Museum. The John Abbott II House was a secret repository for funds hidden from British as they advanced on Trenton in 1776, and features an old mill stone, herb garden, outhouse and doctor’s office building on its property, which visitors can enjoy during tours. Next to the Abbott House is New Jersey’s first Civil War Museum, which displays Civil War uniforms, weapons, equipment and materials, along with Native American artifacts, that visitors can also enjoy on tours.
Enjoy Great Community Events like Hamilton’s Independence Fireworks & Concert and Oktoberfest
Description: You can celebrate the seasons in Hamilton by attending one of the town’s great community events, which include Hamilton’s Azalea Festival (Mother’s Day), Fireworks & Concert (July),Oktoberfest and Winter Wonderland (December).
Abbott Marshlands and Tulpehaking Nature Center
Description: Across 3000-acres which span several neighboring communities, including Hamilton, the Abbott Marshlands encompass freshwater tidal and non-tidal marshes, swamps, ponds, and woodlands home to many species. Also at the Marshlands is the Tulpehaking Nature Center, which serves as the preserve’s main educational facility.
Historic Kuser Mansion and Kuser Farm Park
Description: Built in 1892, this magnificent Queen Anne-style “Country Home” was formerly the summer home of Fred Kuser of the prominent Kuser Family, whose business interests included Fox Film Corporation, Lenox Company and the Mercer Motor Car Company. The Mansion sits in the remaining 22-acres of the Kuser Family’s original 70-acre estate. Visitors can take guided tours of the mansion, while enjoying numerous educational programs, movie nights and other activities throughout the year.
Hamilton Township Golf Center
Description: Hamilton’s Golf Center offers visitors an affordable way to practice their drive on its 40 tee Driving Range, while its 18-hole Miniature Golf Course is a great stop for the entire family. The Golf Center also offers Golf Lessons and a Putting Green where golfers can practice their short game.
Enjoy a Wide Variety of Dining and Shopping
Description: Hamilton’s been called the Restaurant Capital of our region because we have delicious restaurants for every taste and wallet. Whether fine dining or casual, Italian, French, Portuguese, Indian, Chinese, an Irish Pub or a Jersey Diner, you’ll find your favorite eating spot here. Hamilton is also home to several convenient retail shopping centers and small independent shops where you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for!