I thought I would start chronicling some of my favorite weekend activities in New York City. I visited the Hamilton Grange National Museum recently, and it was just beautiful. The two-story Federal-style house was completed in 1802. It was fondly named "The Grange" by Alexander Hamilton. It was Hamilton's country home in NYC and a place he loved.
The museum is a National Park site. The site is located at 414 West 141st Street. I took the express A train to 145th Street. The local B and C trains also are an option. I recommend looking up specific tour times before arrival. A guided tour by a park ranger allows you access to the second floor. Before the tour, you will see a short fifteen-minute movie about Alexander Hamilton's life. The movie is fascinating. I liked learning more about Alexander Hamilton's early life and all of the struggles he overcame as a young boy.
After the movie, a park ranger will lead you to the second floor. Here you will find a beautiful entryway, a living room that was used for entertaining, a stately dining room, and two smaller rooms. The high ceilings and molding within the house are quite impressive, especially considering the time period.
Towards the end of the tour, you will watch a short movie detailing how the house was moved in 2006 from its prior location two blocks away. The house was also moved in 1889.
Please join me next week and I will detail another fun weekend spot to visit in NYC!
Here are some other moments from this week. The weather was a bit cooler in NYC, and Reno and I had a blast taking advantage of many Central Park moments!
See you next week! xoxo, Stef
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