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History of Alexander Hamilton in New York Audio Guide

See New York City’s oldest parts through the eyes of its colonial inhabitants
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Duration
1 hour 15 minutes
Product Type
Audio Guide
Venues
Federal Hall, Castle Clinton, Trinity Church, Fraunces Tavern, Bowling Green, Federal Reserve, and Wall Street
Audio Guide Details
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Audio Guide Description
See New York City's evolution through the eyes of one of its most famous and influential citizens, Alexander Hamilton, often called “the architect of the American financial system". On this audio guide tour with Context Travel expert, Ben Rubin, you’ll explore the city’s colonial and revolutionary history, walking in the shoes of Alexander Hamilton and his colonial neighbors. 

Starting in front of the Charging Bull statue in New York’s oldest park, Bowling Green, you'll walk nearly the entire perimeter of the original city to Trinity Church, where our tour ends. Along the way, you'll trace Hamilton's life from his arrival in New York at Battery Park, through his military service and his time in government, up until his death. Ben will tell you about the history of Trinity Church, the oldest Anglican church in New York City, which has occupied the same site since 1698. He’ll also show you Fraunces Tavern, where George Washington hosted his farewell dinner to the Continental Army. As you make your way through the Financial District, you'll come to understand the story of the American Revolution right where it took place, and Hamilton's pivotal role. 

On this self-paced audio guide tour of New York City, you'll:

• Walk through the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House, and hear about the early years of his life, which led him to the mainland for higher education 
• Learn of the intellectual prowess and early activism that propelled him towards King's College, now Columbia University, and ultimately into the fervent embrace of the Revolution
• Witness remnants of history at Castle Clinton, a historical fort and a poignant reminder of post-Revolution defenses
• Comprehend the significance of pivotal moments like the Battle of Brooklyn, which marked a turning point in the British quest to capture New York City
• Trace the history of Trinity Church's reconstruction after the Great Fire of 1776, a catastrophic event that destroyed one-fourth of the city, the cause of which is still pondered by historians to this day
• Take a stroll down Broad Street where you'll see Federal Hall, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York Building, and the New York Stock Exchange
• Delve into Hamilton's daring escapades, from commanding an artillery company to becoming General George Washington's trusted aide-de-camp, solidifying his place in America's annals
• Experience the solemnity of Evacuation Day Plaza, a tribute to the momentous day when British troops sailed away, signifying the end of an era and the birth of a new nation 
• Visit the New Amsterdam monument and Charging Bull statue, and gain a deeper appreciation of their significance
• Learn how Alexander Hamilton played a key role in establishing the First Bank of the United States in 1791
• Trace the route taken by the demonstrators demanding independence from British Rule on July 9, 1776
• Pass by the 9/11 Memorial and the site of the original World Trade Center Towers 

Embark on this illuminating journey, where every step uncovers layers of history, commemorates the resilience of a nation, and honors the indelible mark left by Alexander Hamilton and the heroes of America’s past.
Meet Your Expert
Ben
Ben

Ben Rubin holds a bachelor's degree from Hanover College, a Master's from Western Carolina University, and is completing his Ph.D. at Drew University. He is also a graduate of the Cornell School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University. His work has been published in the Journal of Backcountry Studies and in Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution. In addition to academic experience, Ben worked as a docent at the Biltmore House in Asheville, and as a whitewater raft guide on the Nantahala River.

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