About Turtle Club

In 1796, the Hoboken Turtle Club was founded and became the first organized social club in American History.

Founded by Col. John Stevens, early membership included Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr and John Jay. The first official meeting of the Turtle Club took place at what is now Sybil’s Cave.

‘It must first be premised that this is no ordinary club, from the day of its foundation it has existed for but one thing, the principal of epicurean pleasure’
- Col. Stevens.

Today we have re-established and reclaimed their motto of old:

‘As we journey through life, let us live by the way’



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In the News

 Wine Club at the Turtle Club

  Founded in 1796 by Colonel John Stevens, the original Hoboken Turtle Club was this country’s first organized social club. Re-established in Hoboken in 2009, the present Turtle Club (936 Park Avenue) has created its own unique atmosphere: casual, comfortable and sophisticated...

 I Went To The Turtle Club For BBQ And Oh. My. God.

  Last night we finally had a chance to check out the Turtle Club’s super hyped BBQ night where each Thursday they offer quarter racks of ribs, brisket, and pull pork. I never expect to be disappointed when eating out in Hoboken, but rarely am I overwhelmed either...

 Are You Turtley Enough For The Turtle Club?

  The Turtle Club in Hoboken is a classy uptown venue named after one of America’s oldest social clubs. Formed in 1796, it had such well known members as Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, and Aaron Burr. You may have heard of them...

 Were You At The Turtle Club Last Night? Here’s A Few More Pics, Maybe You’re In Them!

  Last night, we went to the VeeV event and chowed down on some tasty BBQ at the Hoboken Turtle Club. We ate, we drank, we watched beautiful people. Were you among them?...

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