Alexander Hamilton Museum
Alexander Hamilton Museum
3.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
About
Alexander Hamilton was born on the island of Nevis around January 11, 1755. As a young man, Hamilton left the Caribbean to further his education on the British American mainland. He quickly became involved in the Revolutionary cause, and ultimately became a key Founding Father of the United States. He actively supported educational opportunities for others, notably for African Americans and Native Americans, by helping establish the African Free School system and the Hamilton-Oneida Academy in New York. You can learn more about Alexander Hamilton – and get some cool Hamilton merchandise in our Gift Shop – all inside the museum, located right next to the Museum of Nevis History.
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3.5
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lexmiller
Burlington, MA1,155 contributions
Feb 2022
Having memorized every word of every line of the musical, it was very hard not to burst into song as we entered this museum. We did rein ourselves in, I'm sure to the pleasure of the museum docent, and quietly enjoyed the museum very much. Small, but informative - great info about the island also, not just her most famous citizen.
Written February 23, 2022
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mooneysox
Boston, MA39 contributions
Feb 2023
The building is a recontruction/recreation of Hamilton's house. It's filled with posters and a few artifacts about the slave trade and Hamilton's upbringing. Really just 2 small rooms with some posters.
Charlestown itself was much more interesting and I would rather have spent the time and the $10 admission fee on something else in town.
Written February 26, 2023
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Thank you so much for your review, but we're sorry that you didn't enjoy your experience in our museums. The Nevis Historical & Conservation Society, established in 1980, is a small non-profit organisation that operates the Nevis Island Archives as well as the two museums that you visited. We also fundraise for and coordinate a variety of environmental projects, including educational programming, government lobbying, reforestation, wetland rehabilitation, coastal clean-ups, etc. Your description of our museums as "posters and a few artifacts about the slave trade and Hamilton's upbringing" is a bit misleading. Yes, our spaces are small, but the exhibition in our main museum was redesigned in 2019 with assistance from a team of museum professionals from Kenya and France. Inside, there is information about the original Amerindian inhabitants of Nevis: the Taíno (or Arawak) and Kalinago (or Carib), and stories of the greatness of Africa Before Slavery: the brave warriors and rich kingdoms. The exhibition also takes you through Nevis’ history, up to Emancipation and Independence, with a fascinating glimplse into the African influences in Nevis today: language, food, music & dance. The exhibitions are also interactive with QR codes throughout, offering additional information and videos. In the historic building that hosts the Alexander Hamilton Museum, there is an exhibition of his life in the Caribbean and the US, as well as a Gift Shop. The US$10 entry fee (includes the two museums) goes not only to run our museums, but to support our varied activities to safeguard Nevis' natural and cultural heritage.
Written March 1, 2023
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Peter M
Chalfont St Peter, UK407 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Really interesting museum which gives insight into Hamilton's life and that horrible trade. Worth visiting.
There is a plaque on the wall in the garden that lists Alexnder Hamilton's achievements - pretty impressive list.
Written March 14, 2023
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Culture15208
Chesapeake, VA1 contribution
If you like history, you will like this place. Now the Nevis Museum of Natural History, this old stone house is where Alexander Hamilton was born. Adult and children's books, posters, maps, honey, tea, hot sauce, souveniers and local craft items can be bought. The attendant was knowledgeable and the displays interesting. Wish we had had more time to study the displays. Small but interesting.
Written August 18, 2003
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stacey
New York City, NY56 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
We made a special trip from our hotel just to visit Alexander Hamilton’s house. We were very disappointed that it was closed. I wish they had information about this on their website (I also wish the hotel knew to tell us).
Written January 3, 2018
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Coastal789767
Colorado Springs, CO54 contributions
Aug 2019
To be able to see the roots of the man who built our financial system still in use today, makes this tour breathtaking. Suggest you read the book before you go!
Written March 12, 2020
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David H
Ightham, UK91 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This small museum is full of interesting exhibits and well worth going to. The attendants are very interested in their job and eager to help the visitor.
Written February 3, 2020
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JayBoy76
Old Greenwich, CT147 contributions
Feb 2017 • Family
I hope the Nevis tourist department sees this. There is so much missed opportunities here. The museum is one floor the size of a dining room and looks like a second grade class project. There is no hint of any interactive features that museums are upgrading and striving towards. Hamilton has been made relevant with the Broadway musical and this historic museum is missing its chance to capture some of this energy. Some low lying fruit for them to seriously consider is (i) a whimsical day in the life of young Hamilton, (ii) an interactive feature on how his time on Nevis affected his views and (iii) souvenirs!!! I am not afraid to admit it that I was so looking forward to purchasing a Hamilton Nevis Museum tshirt. I can only imagine how much better (and profitable) the museum would be if they had a caretaker that brought it into this millennium. Also, the day we went, we had to come back three times as there was a question about the structural integrity of the building (case in point). We left the museum so underwhelmed and the museum did such a poor job capturing how amazing Hamilton was. Please, please rescue this island treasure! Please see related comments about the hot springs attraction.
Written February 19, 2017
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staceyrainey
Middlebury, VT100 contributions
Dec 2016 • Family
This is a two story museum, the bottom floor is local history, the upper floor is specific to Hamilton. It is made up of a portable exhibit that tells the story of his life and family including bits from his very early life. Aside from the house itself there are no artifacts or reproductions from his time here. The staff did not share any info aside from the recommended order of experiencing the museum.

Curiously there is nothing to buy at the museum. This seems like a way to increase revenues and add to the museum though it may not be palatable.

I recommend it, the building is attractive and an easy walk from downtown. Over time perhaps more will be added if folks continue to visit. I'm glad to have been there.
Written December 21, 2016
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EpiDoc
Suva, Fiji138 contributions
Feb 2012 • Family
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!
Written January 27, 2013
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