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Address: Low St., Charlestown, Nevis
Phone Number: 869-469-5786
Description: Museum and historic site, this mansion marks the birthplace of the father...
Museum and historic site, this mansion marks the birthplace of the father of the U.S. National Bank.
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Go to see where one of our founding fathers was born

The house where Alexander Hamilton was born, on the island of Nevis, has been rescued from destruction and is worth a visit, albeit, a short one.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Patsy L
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Washington, DC
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Washington, DC
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The house where Alexander Hamilton was born, on the island of Nevis, has been rescued from destruction and is worth a visit, albeit, a short one.

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Naperville, Illinois
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224 reviews 224 reviews
38 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Worth a quick stop considering the role Alexander played in American history. Honestly not much to see. Quite a bunch to read if you have the time. Kind of surprising to see most of the artifacts displayed as they are in the open... not sure how that will work long term for them. Take a few pictures and then read... More 

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
29 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Many Americans probably didn't know about the rich history behind Alexander Hamilton. The museum itself isn't anything special, but the tour guide's explanation of Hamilton's life would be enlightening to most. Worth a stop; allow for about 15 minutes.

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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244 reviews 244 reviews
80 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Not a lot to see here. Some interesting facts about Alexander Hamilton, but not enough to fill an afternoon. Could use some updating.

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Kansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We arrived 10 minutes prior to closing and the lady told us sternly that she'd already closed the upstairs (the Hamilton rooms) and that we needed to mind the time in the museum. She then disappeared and didn't offer any kind of courtesy to us, not even to give us an overview of the museum. We thought the museum was... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Docent will guide and tell stories about Nevis in the time of Hamiliton. No photos are allowed inside. Just accross the lawn was an excellent and reasonable resturant.

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Sanford, ME
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

No real shopping to speak of and the downtown is about a block and a half. That being said, the reason we came to Nevis is because it is not touristy or over-developed...I probably wouldn't want it any other way...

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NJ
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192 reviews 192 reviews
85 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

My wife and I visited Nevis on a cruise vacation. The cruise made a stop in St Kitts and we took a ferry over to Nevis. While there we visited the Alexander Hamilton house. We were excited to see a place where one of the original revolutionary era soldier and framer of the declaration once lived. There wasn't much to... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

From Nevis to the dueling grounds of New Jersey. Opinionated, forceful, and one of our most important forefathers. Father of the U.S. Coast Guard - although they don't mention that. Fun little museum that sheds more light on his earlier days. Worth the stop.

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Suva, Fiji
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148 reviews 148 reviews
66 attraction reviews
476 helpful votes 476 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Great chance to learn about Alexander Hamilton (yes, the same Alexander Hamilton from US Revolutionary War history) and his connection to the Queen of the Caribbe. While this is not the Smithsonian, you shouldn't go expecting that anyway, there are quite a few nice exhibits for learning not only about Hamilton, but about the history of Nevis as well. Enjoy!

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