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.
Last updated: March 31, 2012