Where to eat

Fraunces Tavern: At this restaurant, bar and museum in one, dine and then head upstairs to a museum about New York's colonial, Revolutionary and Early Republic periods. The stately building nestled among Financial District skyscrapers dates to the 18th century but is largely reconstructed. Dinner courses begin around $20; lunch sandwiches start at $15 (54 Pearl St.; 1-212-968-1776; frauncestavern.com).

The Grange Bar & Eatery: This pleasant neighborhood spot a few blocks from Hamilton's Grange home is ideal for a quick nosh or libation after a day of touring. Dinner entrees average around $20 (1635 Amsterdam Av.; 1-212-491-1635; thegrangebarnyc.com).

What to see

Hamilton Grange National Memorial: Hamilton moved into this house just two years before he died. It is believed to be the only home he ever owned and features prominently in the song "It's Quiet Uptown." Visitors can go on a ranger-led or self-guided tour, depending on the time of day. The Federal-style structure has been moved twice from its original location and sits in St. Nicholas Park. Free (414 W. 141st St.; 1-646-548-2310; nps.gov/hagr).

Trinity Church: Alexander Hamilton, his wife, Eliza, and friend Hercules Mulligan are in the Trinity graveyard (120 Broadway; 1-212-602-0800; trinity wallstreet.org).

Hamilton Park: A phenomenal view of the Manhattan skyline greets visitors to this park, on the other side of the Lincoln Tunnel. On the cliff top, a bust of Hamilton commemorates the spot where he and Burr carried out their bloody duel (John F. Kennedy Blvd. E. at Hudson Place, Weehawken, N.J.).


Hamilton's New York tours: Take a walking tour of "Hamilton's Wall Street" or "Hamilton's Harlem," with the fast-paced Jimmy Napoli, who has been leading Hamilton-related tours for decades. His encyclopedic knowledge of the founding father and New York-style humor make for a highly entertaining three-hour experience. Days and times vary. $50 (hamiltonsnewyork.com).

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