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

 Top Chef’s Angelo Sosa Wows at the Turtle Club

  Special events at the Turtle Club are always unique, sophisticated and laid-back. But their Celebrity Chef Dinner with Chef Angelo Sosa of Bravo’s Top Chef DC and Top Chef All-Stars on Thursday, March 24, 2011 took it to a whole new level – intimate, inspiring and delectable – and all enjoyed in a spirit of warm, casual camaraderie here in Hoboken!...

 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...

 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?...

 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...

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