Vacation HAMILTON Style! Visit The Historic Sites of 'All Places Hamilton'
While most Broadway hits can use t-shirt and drinking mug sales to help gage their popularity, the extraordinary excitement surrounding Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON can also be measured in the upsurge of attendance at historic sites pertaining to the country's first Secretary of the Treasury and his fellow founding fathers.
The cemetery at lower Manhattan's Trinity Church, where Alexander Hamilton, his wife Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, their son Philip Hamilton and Elizabeth's sister, Angelica Schuyler Church are all buried, has reported a significant increase in visitors, as have the patriot's upper Manhattan home, Hamilton Grange, and the Morris-Jumel Mansion, which served as George Washington's military headquarters.
Broadway fans looking to expand their Hamilton experiences outside of New York can use a handy free online guide, All Places Hamilton, to map out Hamilton outings, or even full vacations.
The guide is one of the sections of All Things Hamilton, a website of biographical information, galleries and links created by the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society (AHA Society), a non-profit organization established in 2011 to increase the awareness of and appreciation for the man whose popularity has significantly increased since the musical began previewing at The Public Theater in January of 2015.
The guide is divided by seven sections: The Caribbean, New York State, New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and Additional Locations. Each section provides details on landmarks and tourist attractions, providing photos and official links.
For example, a trip to the Island of Nevis in the West Indies offers a chance to visit the Alexander Hamilton Museum, built on what are believed to be the foundations of the original house in which the Hamilton family lived. Its exhibit, "Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America" was created by the New-York Historical Society.
New Jersey's Weehawken Dueling Grounds, where both Alexander Hamilton was shot by Aaron Burr and where his 19-year-old son Philip Hamilton lost his duel with George Eacker, was destroyed to build a railroad in the mid-1800s, but its approximate location is marked from above at the top of the cliffs at Weehawken. A monument honoring Alexander Hamilton stands there on Hamilton Avenue.
Head to Albany, NY for a visit to the Schuyler Mansion, the childhood home of Elizabeth Schuyler. She and Alexander Hamilton wed in the formal parlor on December 14, 1780.
Visit allthingshamilton.com for more interesting places to get a Hamilton fix.
Winner of eleven 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, HAMILTON is now playing at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre. With book, music and lyrics byLin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire,Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow's biography of Founding Father AlexanderHamilton.
HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway,HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.