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“Beautiful House with a Great Story!!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hamilton Grange National Memorial

Hamilton Grange National Memorial
414 West 141st Street, At the intersection of Hamilton Terrace, New York City, NY 10031 (Harlem)
646.548.2310
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Ranked #171 of 633 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.
New York City, New York
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“Beautiful House with a Great Story!!!”
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 of sites in NYC!!!

Visited January 2014
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Hebron, lsrael
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“Tribute to a Remarkable Man”
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 whom it behooves to learn.
And this, Hamilton's home, is just the place for that. Unfortunately the home is now in its 3rd location, never leaving Hamilton's original estate. But it's now in better condition than ever. The interior is well preserved, & offers a good look at the life & times of this man, whose legacy is, for better or for worse, visible in the kind of country America is today.

Visited August 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Interesting slice of history in Harlem”
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 National Park site.

Visited November 2013
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Hertfordshire
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“Hidden Gem In Harlem”
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 interesting exhibition and video in what I think would have been the servant's quarters. When I visited I was the only one there and found the rangers very helpful and the tour was really interesting. The ranger definitely was very well informed and interested in his subject which really does make all the difference- the tour takes in another video on the moving of the home and a look around a small number of recreated rooms. A couple of other reviewers have mentioned that money is the issue with the funding for the upper floor- which having been to Grant's Tomb and the reduced hours there I think would definitely play a role in it- but the ranger who took me said it was actually down to health and safety and fire escape provision which if the UK is anything to go by means its doubtful any more rooms will ever open.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and found it really interesting and enjoyable!

Visited September 2013
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Nasilava, Belarus
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“Cultural and historical gem in Harlem”
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. Also do not miss a 15 minute long video summarizing the information of the expositions. People working at the site were very friendly and helpful. Feel free to ask them questions.

There is no fee for the visit. The best way to get to the Memorial is take A B C or D train to 145th str. and 8th av.

Visited August 2013
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