Walking in Hamilton's footsteps

Schuyler Mansion Albany exterior 2016-JuneAlbany is presenting with many of the symptoms of Hamilton fever. A themed tour of a historic home. A themed exhibit at a museum. And now it's turned serious... there's a self-guided Alexander Hamilton walking tour.

Hamilton... so much... Eliza... tickets impossible... Miranda... (Don't worry, it's only the fever talking.)

Walking tour blurbage from the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center:

ALEXANDER HAMILTON (1757-1804), one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, spent much of his time right here in Albany, New York. Now, visitors can walk in Hamilton's footsteps, and become intimately familiar with the society and issues that informed his most important decisions. This walking tour will highlight what Hamilton did when he spent time here, as well as some of the matters he grappled with. Though modern sensibilities tend to sympathize with Hamilton, and his writings in The Federalist Papers helped usher in our present form of government, we must understand that during his lifetime, Hamilton's ideas were considered controversial. During Hamilton's lifetime, the city was beset by boisterous public debate on a number of issues, and it was this debate that ultimately led to Hamilton's death.

That tour link above is to a downloadable brochure for the walking tour.

The tours at the Schuyler Mansion will be offered through October. And the Albany Institute exhibit runs through December.

Earlier on AOA: "You maintain your empire in spite of all my efforts..."

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