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Alexander Hamilton House

Low St., Charlestown, Nevis
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Ranked #9 of 17 Attractions in Charlestown
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Traveler Description: The great American statesman Alexander Hamilton was born on the Caribbean island of Nevis in 1757. He spent his childhood on the island up until the... more »
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English first
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
76 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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66 attraction reviews
464 helpful votes 464 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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Waycross, Georgia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

If you like history well you will like this. Alexander Hamilton's birthplace! We stopped here as well as the Horatio Nelson museum. Both were very good.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This was a small museum, but had a lot of interesting information about the history of the Island. If you have 30 - 60 mnutes to spare and enjoy learning about the places you visit, I would recommend you visit here.

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Philly PA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Took my daughters - it was not what was expected. There were serveral posters that spoke about Hamiltion and his life. I found the information interesting but would of enjoyed seeing more artifacts, real documents, etc.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I would bet most people thing Alexander Hamilton was born in America, or Europe. Instead he was born on Nevis and on this piece of land. The house located here is not where most of the information on A.H. is located. For that you have to go next door, upstairs, where you will find the information on his life. It... More

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