Don’t miss this historical site, the home of Alexander Hamilton in Washington Heights when you are visiting Manhattan for the holidays.
The Palour at the Hamilton Grange
The Entrance to the Museum
The Hamilton Grange
414 West 141st Street
New York, NY 10031
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday-9:00am-5:00pm/Closed Monday-Tuesday
Alexander Hamilton’s Summer Home
In the late 1700’s, well-to-do dwellers moved to Harlem Heights in the summer, seeking its cool breezes. They also wanted to avoid yellow fever, a summer threat in lower Manhattan, Hamilton and his wife, Elizabeth (of the influential Schuyler family) often visited friends here and decided to build their own retreat.
In 1802, they moved in and Hamilton began commuting to his downtown law office, a 90 minute carriage trip. He and Elizabeth also began to entertain friends, colleagues and leader in their elegant home and gardens. Little did Hamilton know that his time at The Grange would be brief.
Witness to Slavery:
Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) grew up on Nevis and St. Croix, islands in the Caribbean, where thousands of enslaved Africans labored in…
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