Hamilton Grange National Memorial is in St. Nicholas Park, between Convent and St. Nicholas aves., at 414 W. 141st St. Built as a country retreat by Alexander Hamilton in 1802, the Federal-style house features period furniture, some of which belonged to the Hamilton family. A gallery highlights Hamilton's achievements. A 20-minute film chronicles the illustrious career and private life of the statesman, who was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr just two years after the house was completed. Visitors may roam the grounds, which include 13 sweet gum trees.
Note: Large bags and backpacks are not permitted.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.
Visitor center open Wed.-Sun. 9-5. Guided tours are given Wed.-Sun. at 10, 11, 2 and 4. Self-guiding tours Wed.-Sun. noon-1 and 3-4. Guided and self-guiding tours are limited to 15 people and are given on a first-come, first-served basis.
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