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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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Overview

History buffs and fans of the hit musical ‘Hamilton’ can explore Lower Manhattan through the lens of the lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr with this walking tour that highlights the impact of these two important figures on American history and NYC culture. Take in important landmarks and locations with the narration of your guide to explain their significance, and come away with an in-depth understanding of this important area of the city.
  • Experience Hamilton's NYC to make history—and the hit show—come alive
  • Learn about the city of the Founding Fathers with the insights of a guide
  • Enjoy the personalized attention and slower pace of a small group
  • See some of the city's top historic attractions without the hassle of a map
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Broadway & Park Place , Broadway & Park Pl, New York, NY 10007, USA

We will meet across the street from the Woolworth Building, at the entrance to City Hall Park. The streets are Broadway and Park Place. (Be sure you are not at Park Row. If so, walk one block North, against the traffic, on Broadway to Park Place.)

Trinity Church , 89 Broadway, New York, NY 10006, USA

We will finish the tour in the graveyard of Trinity Church, at Broadway and Wall Street.

Follow your guide on a trip through history and learn about the "Duel that Changed a Nation" between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr on this 2.5-hour walking tour.

Meet your guide at the corner of Broadway and Murray Street to journey into the streets of Lower Manhattan, past architectural icons and towering landscapes as your guide tells stories that bring the past to life. 

You'll experience the city before, during and after the American Revolution and learn how the Big Apple was torn apart, burnt down, and rebuilt before becoming one of the financial centers of the world.

There will be plenty of spots to sit and rest as your guide shares tales of political debates gone wrong and points out some of the oldest remaining buildings in the city, like Federal Hall and Trinity Church Graveyard. You'll also see sites as they were during the time of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr as you follow their path to the duel that took place in 1804.

See original historical documents, plus letters between Hamilton and Burr, before ending your tour at Trinity Church.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
City Hall Park
Learn about how one of the bitterest elections in American History lead two exceptional, successful men to the famous duel. Who really shot first?
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Paul's Chapel
St. Paul's Chapel: Built in 1766, site of Washington's Presidential Inaugural Service
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
The Oculus
Seen from St. Paul's Graveyard - great photo opportunity!
Stop At:  
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
We'll stop at the Federal Reserve, the site of Thomas Jefferson's home.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Wall Street
Walk the entire length of historic Wall Street
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Federal Hall
Wall Street: Law offices of both Hamilton & Burr, Bank of NY, 1st Bank Bailout, Federall Hall and more!
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Trinity Church Cemetery & Mausoleum
Trinity Graveyard: Hercules Mulligan, Angelica Schuyler Church, Eliza and Alexander Hamilton
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • There are plenty of places to sit along the tour route to minimize standing, as well as restrooms
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Patriot Tours, Inc.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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  • "Thoroughly recommend taking this tour with Karen and enjoy a walk with intellect." See review

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star-5
Outstanding Walking Tour
Dr_D
, Jul 2022
Karen Quinones was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable. I learned a lot about Hercules Mulligan and Aaron Burr. I have a greater understanding and more respect for both Burr and Mulligan.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for taking the tour! I'm so glad you enjoyed it and learned some things you didn't know before.
star-5
This was the best tour i...
Philip_E
, May 2022
This was the best tour i have ever been on. I love the way both Hamilton and Burr were great risk takers and were the wunderkinds of their generation. I thought the tour was well balanced. Mrs. “Q” is an expert story teller. If i had more time in ny i would have signed up for her architectural tour - philip from Dallas
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Philip, thank-you! It was so good to meet you and have time to talk to you along the tour route. Karen Q
star-5
Best tour guide in New York
Sheila_R
, May 2022
Karen is so knowledgeable. You can't stump her with a question. She's fun, energetic, witty and full of details. We will book with Karen every single trip to New York. We highly recommend her tours.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you!
star-5
A Fascinating Peek Into the Lives of Hamilton and Burr
Pamela_N
, Nov 2021
Karen Q is passionate about history and her stories of both the personal and political lives of Hamilton and Burr were fascinating. She shared quite a few writings published during their lives, including a funny and (for the time) slightly bawdy poem about Burr’s romancing of his future wife, as well as paintings of significant people and places. Karen helps you to imagine the city as it was at the birth of our nation. I highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Great walking tour
Jenny B
, Dec 2019
Karen is a font of knowledge when it comes to American history. We were an Australian family whom knew very little but were really excited with all the new history we learnt. Karen was very easy to talk with and answered all questions with great depth. Thoroughly recommend taking this tour with Karen and enjoy a walk with intellect. A+++++
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
It was a pleasure spending the afternoon with all of you! - Karen
star-5
Great Walking Tour
GoPlaces54348480907
, Oct 2019
Great tour, with very knowledgeable tour guide. Will take you to sites that you would otherwise miss.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you for coming on the tour and taking the time to leave a review!
star-5
Terrific!
Bette_J
, Aug 2019
Our guides was wonderful. She was extremely knowledgeable and fun. Wish I could take other tours with her.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thank-you!
star-5
Very educational
Howard_W
, Apr 2019
If you thought you knew Hamilton is on the musical listen to it really opens your eyes to more interesting historical facts. In addition to give me a better understanding of the history of New York City. Very enjoyable tour.
star-5
Which it didn't end !
Terri_F
, Oct 2018
This tour should not be missed if you enjoy American History! Karen was so knowledgeable and such a great presenter of Hamilton's and Burr's lives. She told the history objectively of both men and left you wanting to read and study more!
star-5
Absolutely loved the Hamilton and Burr...
janetk222
, Aug 2018
Absolutely loved the Hamilton and Burr Walking Tour. Karen Q, the tour guide, is so knowledgeable about the subjects and shares so much information that you actually feel like you went back into history. We had two 8-year-olds with interest in history with us and they were able to recount many facts that they learned on the tour. We would definitely sign up for other tours like this one.
star-5
Karen was amazing. My daughter loves...
Tracie K
, Apr 2018
Karen was amazing. My daughter loves the Revolutionary War. And Karen is a historian. She provided some much wonderful information. Truly had a passion for what she does. Was one of our favorite parts of our NYC vacation. DEFINITELY NEED TO INCLUDE IF YOUR TRIP
star-5
Karen was a perfect tour guide! She...
Jennifer B
, Nov 2017
Karen was a perfect tour guide! She has so much knowledge and presents it very well. We will be back for more of her tours for sure!
star-5
Very informative. Karen is an...
Beakman
, Oct 2017
Very informative. Karen is an extremely knowledgable guide and corrects many of the falsehoods about Hamilton and Burr that are widely known to the public. IT has a good pace, but 3 hours, vice 2.5 may be more appropriate. An excellent segway to anyone going to see the play HAMILTON, in the future.
star-5
Fabulous! I learned so much about...
Patricia S
, Oct 2017
Fabulous! I learned so much about the history of this time, of NYC, and Burr and Hamilton. I have been to NYC many times and this tour took me to places I never even know existed. Well worth the money!
star-4
Tour guide was very good and...
Brittney M
, Aug 2017
Tour guide was very good and informative, she definitely knew her stuff and had lots of information to share. You definitely get to see many of the important spots along the tour. Only thing I would change is the length does get a bit long especially when it is continuous outside in full sun. More places to sit while listening would have been appreciated by hour 2.5 it was getting uncomfortable!
star-5
Karen was extremely knowledgeable...
Mary Beth H
, Aug 2017
Karen was extremely knowledgeable and informative. We were lucky to have a small group on the day we were there. It was an easy walk with several stops for discussion of history and politics of the time period. We got more information than just walking around ourselves and Karen provided a lot of unusual facts and add ons which really made the tour enjoyable. She also answered any questions we had and happy to add more color to the history.
star-5
This tour with Karen was the...
Laura E
, Aug 2017
This tour with Karen was the highlight of our trip. I worried that a tour would be a repeat of the basics that every Hamilton fan already knows. Not the case! Karen is a historian, and her passion and knowledge for the era had me leaning in for every story she would share. I learned so much!
star-5
It was fabulous! Karen was an...
Elizabeth G
, Jul 2017
It was fabulous! Karen was an amazing tour gude and an epert on the subject. My husband I and I loved it and will plan another tour on our next visit!
star-5
Incredible. Our tour guide was so...
Rachel H
, Jul 2017
Incredible. Our tour guide was so knowledgable about Hamilton and other historical facts in general. You could easily tell she loved her job. We went on the tour, then later in the evening saw Hamilton. One of the best days ever for my teenage daughter.
star-4
The guide was knowledgeable...
Jan B
, Jun 2017
The guide was knowledgeable, imparting interesting information and stories of the times. Still, for those seeking an Alexander Hamilton/Aaron Burr focus, as advertised, the tour is fairly generalized.

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