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Hamilton Grange National Memorial

414 West 141st Street, At the intersection of Hamilton Terrace, New York City, NY 10031 (Harlem)
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Ranked #238 of 848 attractions in New York City
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: This national memorial managed by the National Park Service was the home of statesman and United States Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Restored... more » Owner description: This national memorial managed by the National Park Service was the home of statesman and United States Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Restored and reopened in 2011, the public can enjoy exhibits on some of Hamilton's achievements and challenges on the ground floor, a brief introductory film on his incredible rise from an orphan in the Caribbean to an indespensible molder of the early nation, and visit the furnished first floor by scheduled tour. « less
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This teaches a fascinating story of one of our founding fathers - an interesting lesson for kids (and parents!) about those that shaped our government and economy. The house - and it's relocation - were well done. It's main floor has been redone and is impressive, though id have loved to have seen the second floor as well. We took... More

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Washington Township, New Jersey
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My wife and I love to visit National Parks whenever we travel. Our trip to New York City was no different. The Hamilton Grange National Memorial tells the story of Alexander Hamilton from his birth in the Caribbean to his death by dueling. The introductory movie and the very knowledgeable park rangers made the visit memorable. The house - although... More

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Brisbane, Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Hamilton Grange National Memorial is a wonderful National Park site in the very top of Manhattan. The basement has interesting exhibits on the life and work of Alexander Hamilton and a good film summarizing his achievements. Access to the house itself is restricted to a guided tour or a self-guided tour window in the afternoon but it is worth working... More

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New York City, New York
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Tucked away in an appealing neighborhood I'd never even heard of (Hamilton Heights), the Hamilton Grange is a gem. The house itself is moderately interesting, well-preserved, and set in a pretty park, near its original location. Learning all about Hamilton was absolutely fascinating; he was instrumental in so many facets of America's founding, even the Coast Guard and Customs. The... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I have to say Hamilton Grange is an excellent NPS site. 1. House was in Awesome condition 2. Warm and Welcoming Staff 3. Knowledgeable Rangers 4. Awesome videos 5. Cool exhibits. Defiantly enjoyed my visit to Hamilton Grange the Ranger were nice and accommodating. Had a great tour of the home, if you haven't been put it on your list... More

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Hebron, lsrael
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Alexander Hamilton was one of the more important statesmen of early America. He was the mentor of the "Federalists", who believed in a strong central government - the forerunners of what would eventually become Abraham Lincoln's Republican Party (& a favorite of Lincoln himself). He will always be associated with "big government", but he was also a remarkable man, about... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

A neat spot to discover more about Alexander Hamilton and the country at the turn of the 19th century. As interesting as the house, is the story of how it has been moved twice. The current location is wonderful, nestled inside a park. The tour was well done and the video presentations are also terrific. Worth a stop- another wonderful... More

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Hertfordshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

On the search for some real history in NYC, I decided to make a stop at Hamilton Grange which is now situated in a pleasant park close to its former location. The building really is lovely and it has definitely made a huge difference to its impact, being on a more secluded site. Inside there is a small but very... More

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Moscow, Russia
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30 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I was really glad to visit this place as it helped me to discover unknown pages of the American history. The house is really small and cozy. It does not feel as a museum at all. The stands on the first floor are very informative. You will be pleasantly surprised with the pictures of Harlem of the Alexander Hamilton time.... More

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CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I had wanted to visit the place for few years but was under renovation. Finally went January 2012 after it had just opened after closed for a long time. The house is now owned by the parks service, but the Hamilton family is still involved some sort including what items goes where and donating some items for the house. If... More

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