Hamilton Grange National Memorial, New York City

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Hamilton Grange National Memorial is a National Park Service site in St. Nicholas Park, Manhattan, New York City, that preserves the relocated home of U.S. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. The Hamilton Heights subsection of Harlem derived its name from Hamilton and the Grange.OriginAlexander Hamilton was born and raised in the West Indies and came to New York in 1772 at age 17 to study at King's College (now Columbia University). During his career, Hamilton was a military officer, lawyer, member of the United States Constitutional Convention, American political philosopher, war hero, initiator and author of the majority of the pivotal and influential The Federalist Papers, and the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.Hamilton commissioned architect John McComb Jr. to design a country home on Hamilton's estate in upper Manhattan. The two-story frame Federal style house was completed in 1802, just two years before Hamilton's death resulting from his duel with Aaron Burr on July 11, 1804. The house was named "The Grange" after Hamilton's grandfather's estate in Scotland. The Grange was the only home ever owned by Hamilton and it remained in his family for 30 years after his death.
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  • I didn’t know to much about Hamilton and this was a great way to learn about one of our National Fathers. We took the subway from Midtown Manhattan and walked several blocks to Hamilton’s Home. The ho...  more »
  • The National Park Service did an excellent job restoring Hamilton’s house. While they have only a few of the original Hamilton family pieces (an 18th century piano played by Hamilton’s daughter among ...  more »
  • Hamilton Grange National Memorial (or the Grange) is located in Upper Manhattan inside of St. Nicholas Park. It is also located near the corner of West 141st and St. Nicholas Avenue. This mansion was ...  more »
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  • My love and I were in town to visit a friend and we planned on stopping by - as big fans of the musical we wanted to stop by the only national monument dedicated entirely to Hamilton! We both really enjoyed it. The staff were quite kind and the exhibits and video were fun to watch. We were able to go in the self-guided tour too. If you're going, make sure you give yourself time. Access to the house is somewhat limited, so give yourself time to sign up for the tour. It's a great glimpse into the life of a Founding Father.
  • What a nice and well preserved building! I thoroughly enjoyed my time at this memorial. It is in a beautiful park and a quiet part of town. Be sure to look up the times for tours before showing up because they can be spaced out.
  • Well done museum. Great tour guides and great activity to do on a cold day in NYC with an infant. Better to bring baby in a carrier.
  • The video that shows you how they moved the entire building down the block is totally worth watching. As always with historic homes, really wish you could see the second floor to get a more full sense of how someone lived in it. Note: In the room with the video there is an example of a belt loom that has yarn strung on it that is poorly warped and a bad example of the craft. They need to get a weaver to advise them on this!
  • I went there with two other people. I was forced to go, but ended up really enjoying it. I propose coming right before the hour begins, so you can go on a tour.

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