• Open daily from sunrise to sunset
  • Paulus Hook Farmers Market every Saturday from the end of April – December
  • Special events held throughout the year.
  • Street parking
  • Free

Paulus Hook Monument

226 Washington Street, Jersey City , NJ 07302


On August 19, 1779 a Continental Army unit led by Major “Light Horse” Harry Lee marched from New Bridge to Paulus Hook to launch a nighttime attack on the British controlled fort in what is today downtown Jersey City. Lee and his patriots captured 158 British soldiers, but did not capture the fort. The result, however, was to halt British expansion in the region. Lee was rewarded with a gold medal from the Second Continental Congress, the only non-general to receive such an award during the Revolutionary War.

Originally installed in 1903 through the efforts of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Paulus Hook Monument is a 25-foot obelisk of unhewn granite commemorating the Battle of Paulus Hook. Today the Paulus Hook Historic District retains many of its early brownstones, churches, apartments, and factories.


  • See the monument commemorating the battle and explore downtown Jersey City
  • Visit the Korean War Veterans Memorial, located just down the road in Morris Canal Park
  • Make it a day trip! Start by visiting Historic New Bridge Landing and end your day at the Paulus Hook Monument

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