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Hamilton Grange National Memorial

Address: 414 West 141st Street, At the intersection of Hamilton Terrace, New York City, NY 10031 (Harlem)
Phone Number: 646.548.2310
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Ranked #166 of 629 Attractions in New York City
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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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.

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My family agreed to go on a tour of Hamilton Grange to celebrate my birthday. We arrived at 10:45am for a 11am park ranger-lead tour. It was very interesting and informative -even the 20-minute video in the basement visitors' center was worth the time. I read Alexander Hamilton by Chernow so I really appreciated the concrete items that brought this... More

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Arrived on a Sunday. Rangers not very welcoming--just sitting behind the desk or standing upstairs leaning on the wall. How about a "Hi, welcome to Hamilton Grange! Here are the things you can do or learn about Alexander Hamilton"? Not really worth the trip.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We came up here as we heard that it had a Junior Ranger Program and by experience, we have learned that this program motivates us to go to some very interesting places. So we took the subway up to Harlem and quickly found Hamilton Grange. It was interesting and Alexander Hamilton was a very interesting person - as a person... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This historic house certainly doesn't rank among the usual top-attractions in New York City and it is a bit out of the way. But for the American History enthusiast I think it is really a very worthwhile visit. i had wanted to visit for some time and this time round combined it with a few other things out of the... More

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New York, New York, United States
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212 reviews 212 reviews
104 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Beautiful Early 19th Wood Frame House designed, built and owned by one of our Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton. This house has been moved twice in its history from approximately West 143 Street to West 142/143 Street and (hopefully) finally to West 141 (St Nicholas Park). Overall, the guided tour of the Grange takes approximately 1 hr. NPS docents did a... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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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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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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34 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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