The Grange: Alexander Hamilton’s Home

Beyond the Duel: Meet the Real Alexander Hamilton

The Hamilton Grange National Memorial is a National Park Service site in upper New York City.

To talk about the home, Hamilton, and the impact he made on American history Grateful American ™ TV Show hosts David Bruce Smith and Hope Katz Gibbs travelled to The Grange to talk to Liam Strain—who currently serves as District Ranger for a collection of individually legislated units of the National Park System that also includes Grant’s Tomb (the General Grant National Memorial) and Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site.

In this interview you’ll learn:

  • About the life of Hamilton — chief of staff to George Washington, and an influential promoter of the Constitution. He was also the Secretary of the Treasury.
  • How he came to own the Grange — and why it was moved twice before landing in its current location.
  • What else makes this place so interesting — especially for kids?
  • Hamilton is also infamous for the duel he had with Aaron Burr on July 11, 1804. Why is that everybody remembers that incident, and virtually none of Hamilton’s other accomplishments?
  • And don’t miss the three fascinating facts about Alexander Hamilton that you can talk about with your kids tonight at dinner.

Don’t miss it!