Hamilton Grange National Memorial

Hamilton Grange National Memorial, New York City

Hamilton Grange National Memorial

Hamilton Grange National Memorial
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • National Parks
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Neighborhood: Harlem
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighborhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighborhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighborhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
How to get there
  • 145th St • 5 min walk
  • 125th St • 5 min walk
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gostartraveler
Forked River, NJ1,608 contributions
Still closed, and website doesn't make that well known
Nov 2020
The website still gives the hours as though they are open, but the alerts page notes that the house is not (and thus, no tours.) Which they had made that more prominent. Had a nice time walking the grounds and explaining who Hamilton was using the placard to kid. Parking can be a problem, but as we got here early, we got lucky and found a space on Hamilton Terrace across the street.
Written November 9, 2020
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Maggi713
Baltimore, MD10,220 contributions
Worth The Visit!
Feb 2020
Because of the popularity of the Broadway show “Hamilton,” today, everyone knows who Alexander Hamilton is. Hamilton Grange is part of the National Park Service and is open to the public with free admission. Our tour guide was Ryan, and he did a great job of explaining all things Hamilton. The house was built by John McComb, Jr. It is a two-story, Federal-style house originally built on Hamilton’s 32-acre estate in Upper Manhattan. The Grange takes its name from Hamilton’s grandfather’s estate in Ayrshire, Scotland. It was completed in 1802, just two years before Hamilton’s death. It was the only home ever owned by Hamilton, and it remained in his family for 30 years after he died. On May 9, 2006, the Hamilton Grange Memorial was moved, once again, to nearby St. Nicholas Park. The park was picked as it was within the boundaries of Hamilton’s original estate where the exterior of the home could be restored to its original condition.

The home has undergone many changes. The Grange reopened to the general public on September 17, 2011. Today, we were able only to see the first floor, which consists of the front entrance hall, parlor, dining room, and library. There were two small rooms – one with a movie about the moving of the house and the other contained informative panels. The lower level is where you enter to start your tour. They have a gift shop; and, where the kitchen would have been is another movie on the life of Hamilton and another room that had more informative panels. The upper floors remain unrestored and closed to the public. Tours are given at 10, 11 and 2 PM.
Written February 18, 2020
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Nancy B
North Babylon, NY373 contributions
Great spot for a free glimpse of American History
Feb 2020
Having been to many National Park sites around the country, we are constantly amazed at how well organized and preserved these treasures are for all to enjoy. Always an educational experience, this particular site is in a lovely area of New York City, next to St. Nicholas park and adjacent to the beautiful City College campus. The tour of the upstairs was unfortunately filled, so we were unable to enjoy that. However, there was a good exhibit about Hamilton and all of his accomplishments, as well as a short film on the main floor.
Written February 11, 2020
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El Dorado
Los Angeles, CA271 contributions
Its cool but not necessarily worth the tour.
Jan 2020
The tour takes 40 minutes and 10 of it is watching a very boring video about how they moved the house a few blocks down. Worth seeing if you are in the neighborhood. I personally try to go to as many of the national park sites as possible. You can only see the upstairs if you take the tour unfortunately. I suppose it's worth it.
Written January 15, 2020
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Michael N
Berkeley, CA100 contributions
A Must-See for Early American History and/or Hamilton the Musical Buffs
Jan 2020
Alexander Hamilton's summer house...of "It's Quiet Uptown" fame. If you're interested in early American history or the musical, this is a place for you to visit. You can walk around restored rooms on what was the main floor, and below that is a museum about Alexander Hamilton and his absurd amount of accomplishments. We happened to coincidentally go on his birthday, so there was an extra video about Alexander Hamilton being shown, as well as Revolutionary War re-enactors outside with a fife and drum unit.
Written January 15, 2020
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Southpeak
Vermont51 contributions
Wonderful restored historical site.
Nov 2019
Having recently read Hamilton's biography by Ron Chernow I revisited Hamilton Grange in November. The site is well taken care of and brings Hamilton back to life as an early American patriot and leader. Worth a family visit,school age and up.Free and a subway station nearby.
Written December 22, 2019
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dchattin2016
Vincennes, IN19 contributions
Historical gem tastefully presented.
Dec 2019 • Solo
For anyone interested in the life of Alexander Hamilton, and his family, this is a must-see attraction. The National Park Service has done a masterful job of preserving the only home Hamilton owned, as well as interpreting its construction, and how it was saved multiple times. For a man with such a humble childhood, I’m sure Hamilton took great pride in this home.
Written December 7, 2019
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Emily W
Lexington, KY1 contribution
Great for the entire family!
Nov 2019 • Family
The Hamilton Grange is a great place to spend a couple hours learning about Alexander Hamilton and his family and enjoying the quiet of uptown after the bustle of other parts of NYC. The park rangers are knowledgeable and enjoy sharing the history of the home with visitors. We visited the Grange with a 7 year old, a college student, two adults, and two grandparents, and we all agreed the Grange was one of our favorite stops on our Thanksgiving visit. We were especially pleased with the junior ranger activities for my 7 year old and how it helped her learn while having fun. I can’t recommend this tour enough!
Written December 1, 2019
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Marian D
Louisiana9 contributions
Glad I stumbled across this!!
Nov 2019
I was disappointed that I couldn't get tickets to Hamilton or to a Hamilton-themed tour on my recent trip to New York, but I'm very happy that I found this shrine to Alexander Hamilton. It's a short walk from the subway stop, and is located in a very quiet area of Manhattan. I enjoyed the tour of the 2nd floor of the house, led by a volunteer. Nice overview of the life of Hamilton and his family. I hope one day they will be able to open the top floor of the house.
Written November 9, 2019
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jojaalli
Medford, NJ24 contributions
Hamilton History
Nov 2019
A tour of Alexander’s summer home. Lots of interesting facts regarding the life and times of Alexander Hamilton. Guided tours. Feature films.
Written November 4, 2019
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