Due to a staff workplace enrichment and professional development opportunity event, this site will be closing at 3 p.m. on Friday December 13th. We will reopen tomorrow, Saturday at our regular time. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Did the National Park Service actually move the house?
Answer: Yes! As part of the General Management Plan for the site, in order to properly restore, preserve, and protect the home of Alexander Hamilton, it was necessary to move it. Previously, the site was wedged between an apartment building and a church. Now, it is located around the corner in Saint Nicholas Park and is currently being restored to its original condition. For the first time in over 100 years, visitors will be able to get a full 360 degree view of Mr. Hamilton's Grange.
Question: What is a "Grange"?
Answer: "Grange" refers to an ancestral home. Hamilton named his home "The Grange" in respect to his father's homestead in Scotland.
Did You Know?
Alexander established one of the first two political parties in America, the Federalist Party.