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NY’s History is USA’s History

Our Revolutionary spirit still lives in New York. I will take you to where I drilled with Revolutionary Soldiers, where the Son’s of Liberty erected Liberty Poles solidifying our sense of freedom, where Patriots first fought the British army and to America’s First War Memorial. We can even still see the destruction left behind by our patriot brothers after the Reading of the Declaration of Independence.
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THE FIRST FIGHT OF THE AMERICAN REVOUTION
LIBERTY POLE OF NEW YORK
Alexander Hamilton working both sides of the mob
Independence Party toppling statue of King George
The Great Fire of 1776 of mysterious origins
1st Presidential Cabinet of Washington, Jefferson and Hamilton

WALKING TOUR

  • Professional Colonial Reenactor, Historian portraying Alexander Hamilton.
  • Professional Licensed Local NYC Tour Guide (20+years).
  • 2.5 Hour Fully Narrated Walking Tour of Colonial Manhattan.
  • A wireless receiver and headphones are provided so you do not miss any of the wit and wisdom of Alexander Hamilton.
  • Alexander Hamilton has come back to life and wants to share his thoughts about how he helped shape the Empire of America.
  • Reinforce your knowledge of events that created our great nation from a personal point of view. Hear the reasons behind the actions of our Revolutionary Forefathers.
  • Hamilton has many inspirational life lessons to share
  • Ask questions to Alexander Hamilton throughout and at the end of the tour.
  • A maximum of 25 people per tour.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • Family friendly. Perfect for children learning about American History.
  • It is quite the performance.
  • Authentic attire and accoutrements

Come explore the rich history of colonial New York City through the eyes of one of its greatest citizens, Alexander Hamilton.

The Tour begins on the Common, an historic communal region where Hamilton became of age through discourse and military action. But our story begins in the Caribbean with Alexander’s letter to his father concerning the recent devastating hurricane, He shares part of that letter and inspirational stories of how his mother adorned young hamilton with a thirst for knowledge.

Paul Revere arrived into New York with news of the “Boston Tea Party” just as Alexander Hamilton arrived fresh from the stiffening abuses of the sugar cane slave plantations of Saint Croix. As a new student in King’s College, he quickly fell in with the Sons of Liberty and had a plethora of historic adventures. Alexander will happily share some of his first hand accounts to history. Ask him how it felt to hear the Declaration of Independence being read while looking at the largest navy enemy force assembled since Carthage of classical history.

Visiting the 1766 St. Pauls Chapel brings back memories of early morning devotionals whilst in college and attending services with President Washington immediately after his inauguration. America’s oldest war memorial has a twist of fate connection to Hamilton. Ask him what it is; hint: his father in law.

Broadway’s history as the first road in New York foretells that Hamilton would have memories to share. From dragging cannons while under fire from the HMS ASIA to being celebrated with his own ship, the Hamiltonian, leading the parade up Broadway celebrating the ratification of the Constitution. How about when Jefferson found him in despair of losing the Assumption Bill and the subsequent invitation to dinner or when Hamilton challenged future President James Monroe to a duel. Every footstep walks on history

New York serves as the backdrop for Hamilton’s unbridled initiative. After passing the Bar in one instead of three years, Alexander presided over America’s first murder trial with Aaron Burr serving as assistant council. The creation of the Bank of New York changed the fabric of possibilities for this great city while giving Hamilton the experiential support to eventually become America’s first Secretary of the Treasury. Hamilton is on the $10 bill due to his economic plans formulated here in New York.

We only have a country because the states ratified the Constitution. James Madison and Alexander Hamilton wrote most of the Federalist papers which continue to serve as the deepest insight into how and why we fashioned our government. Behind the scenes this relationship is fracturing into the first two political parties. Ask Alexander why he went on to support Thomas Jefferson of the rival party.

The status and respect of a nation stakes its claim at its founding. Hamilton realized that if he is seen as corrupt then our country will have forever lost the promise of equality. After many years of talking with George Washington, Hamilton appreciates why he has to sacrifices his family honor for the honor of the country. What Alexander did not know is how the Reynolds affair will be connected to his fateful duel with Burr

This is a rare opportunity to learn about the creation of the United States from a man that was instrumental in its creation. Learn about the reasons behind the actions of our Revolutionary forefathers. Reinforce your knowledge concerning the events that created our great nation. Appreciate how an illegitimate boy of Scottish descent became the embodiment of the American dream as he demonstrated foresight, wit, courage and intellect throughout his life. Hamilton, more than any other person, demonstrated the American self-determination that not only determined his fate but that of the country he helped create. You will have an opportunity to ask questions to Alexander Hamilton throughout and at the end of the tour.

  • Check the weather reports on the day of the tour; if there is a chance of rain, please bring your own umbrella. Tour is subject to cancellation due to severe weather. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Minimum number of 4 passengers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • For sunny days, be sure to bring a hat, comfortable walking shoes and a bottle of water
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved through the streets of Lower Manhattan. Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions.
  • Any child rate applies only when sharing with a paying adult. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The participant is responsible to hand back to receiver in working order. Customer agrees to pay the $60 replacement fee if damaged due to abuse or negligence.
  • You may use your own headphones in our wireless receiver.
  • Please use restrooms prior to the tour and wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • The tour is normally wheelchair accessible but local construction may change road conditions.

Introducing

NY past and present

These are the birthplaces of the American Spirit

THE BANK OF NEW YORK
FEDERAL HALL AND FIRST FEDERAL CAPITOL
BOWLING GREEN
LIBERTY POLE ON NY COMMON
SECOND PRESIDENTIAL RESIDENCE
CREATED BY ALEXANDER HAMILTON 1801
FIRST PRESIDENTIAL RESIDENCE
SECOND PRESIDENTIAL RESIDENCE HOME OF ALEXANDER MACOMB
FEDERAL HALL FIRST PRESIDENTIAL INAUGERATION
MAP NEW YORK 1776
SAINT PAUL’S CHAPEL
SUGAR HOUSE PRISON
FRAUNCES TAVERN OFFICES OF EXECUTIVE BRANCH
LOVELACE TAVERN FIRST NEW YORK CITY HALL
FEDERAL HALL 1ST US CAPITOL
BAYARD HOUSE LOCATION OF HAMILTON’S DEATH
DUEL ON WEEHAWKEN PLAIN
82 JANE STREET
2 LONG UPPER BARRACKS SOUTH OF PALISADE ON BROADWAY
SWAMP BURIAL GROUND FOR NEGROS AND BASTARDS
BRIDEWELL PRISON
TRINITY CHURCH 1790-1838
GENERAL MONTGOMERY
KING’S COLLEGE
CUSTOM HOUSE
FIRST JUDICIARY
WALTON HOUSE 1757
FIRST PRESIDENTIAL MANSION
FIRST JUDICIARY
SUGAR HOUSE PRISION WINDOW.
SAINT PAULS CHAPEL 1766
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