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Hamilton Musical Themed Guided Walking Tour

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Hamilton Musical Walking Tour
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Alexander Hamilton spent much of his life in New York City, and with this walking tour inspired by the Tony Award-winning 'Hamilton' musical, you can take a deep dive into the Founding Father's life and the making of the hit Broadway show. Whether you have already seen the show, plan to see it soon, or simply love the cast album, this tour provides context to the story and its songs as you explore lower Manhattan.
  • A Hamilton-themed walking tour for lovers of the hit musical
  • Visit historical sites that sync with songs from the Broadway show
  • See Kings College, Thomas Jefferson's house, Trinity Church, and more
  • Find out more about Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning work

What's Included

  • Tour Conducted Using UHF Personal Listening Device - Never miss a word or song no matter how noisy the city gets.
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Staten Island Ferry Terminal
    New York, NY 10004, USA

    The tour meets INSIDE the Staten Island Ferry Terminal (Manhattan) on the second floor. We will meet at the far end of the middle row of seats between Door #1 and Door #2. Your guide will be at the far end holding an iPad with a Hamilton Tour Logo on the screen.

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

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

    The tour ends in the Trinity Church Yard at Wall and Broadway. The 1, 4 & 5, and R & W trains are within one block of Trinity.

What To Expect

Meet your guide at Staten Island Ferry Terminal in lower Manhattan for your three-hour walking tour.

With the 46 songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton as your road map, gain insight into Alexander Hamilton's life in New York City and the story of the hit musical.

Expect to cover about 1.75 miles (2.8 km) on foot during your tour. You can sing along during stops that highlight each major event in the musical. You'll also stop at locations that Alexander Hamilton frequented in his lifetime, but did not come up in the play.

See Kings College (Aaron Burr, Sir, My Shot), the New York City Commons (Right Hand Man), the Federal Reserve building (Ten Duel Commandments), Thomas Jefferson's house (The Room Where It Happens), the Bank of New York (Take a Break), Federal Hall (Cabinet Battles, Washington On Your Side), Golden Hill (Guns and Ships), Bowling Green (The Reynolds Pamphlet, It's Quiet Uptown), Trinity Church (Best of Wives and Best of Women) and more.

Gain insight into how Hamilton met George Washington, what caused Hamilton's duel with Aaron Burr, and Hamilton's affair with Maria Reynolds. Find out more about Lin-Manuel Miranda and the unexpected success of his hit musical, which has won more than ten Tony Awards.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Pass By)

Trinity Church (Pass By)

Bowling Green (Pass By)

Federal Hall

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • This tour "may" not be for children under the age of 9. There is a fair amount of historical information and stories, sometimes the younger children can become bored. However, you know your child best and this is more of a guideline than a rule.
  • Near public transportation
  • I try to keep the harsher language out of the tour, but it is impossible to eliminate certain profanities and parents should be prepared for their children to hear this.
  • We do visit the gravesites
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Tours are subject to cancellation when Wind Chill falls below 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Awesome, Wow!!!
Katie_C, Apr 2024
Our tour guide, Chazz, gave us the most well-researched, multi-faceted, well-composed experience on a windy and rainy day spring day. It was the perfect complement to our watching the musical the next day. We were our Hamilton shirts and sang our way through the rain. We are huge Hamilfans, especially our son, and this was our treat for his 12th birthday. He told me, "Mama, you told me that the tour guide will 'drop some knowledge' 😉, but I didn't expect him to have so many cool facts. It blew my mind." Book this tour to find out how Biggie Smalls, Titanic, and Texas almost became part of England are all related!
Hamiltonish Walking Tour
Paula_C, Apr 2024
The tour guide, Chaz was awesome. He was knowledgeable and led the experience well. He was super helpful to ensure we arrived to the correct location. He provided technology so we could hear him. He covered much more than Hamilton facts which for me took away from the experience.
Wonderful
Kelsey_B, Apr 2024
Leo was wonderful. Such a fascinating tour with an incredible tour guide. Learned so many cool things about the history of the area.
Highly recommend for the HAMILTON FAN
Ian_S, Apr 2024
What can I say other than "don't throw away your shot" too experience an amazing tour intertwining American history, on site locations and Hamilton music. This is a must do on your checklist when visiting Manhattan. Our guide Chaz was fantastic, fun, informative and a pretty good rapper 😁. Do yourself and your kids a favor and spend 3 hours in Downtown NYC and relive the stories of the founding fathers through the eyes of Lin Manuel Miranda!!!
Like the musical, lives up to the hype!
Daniel_M, Mar 2024
Leo's is a captivating storyteller which is fortunate because you're going to learn a lot! I've done many great walking tours and this one of the, if not the, best. He has so much to share about the history of NYC, the country, obviously the life of Alexander Hamilton, and the musical itself. Leo keeps the many layers connected and personal so the stories feel alive. The walking is fairly light and Leo looked after the group crossing busy streets, getting shelter from the weather, getting seats, and a restroom break.
Great tour
Sapriya_C, Mar 2024
Leo was a phenomenal tour guide! My 12 year old daughter and I really enjoyed learning a more about the Revolutionary War and the history of Manhattan. We also appreciated the comparison to the musical and ofcourse, the MUSIC during our walk.
Great experience!
Kate_H, Mar 2024
Chazz was Wonderful!! We really enjoyed all his stories and information! My teenage daughter is a Huge fan, and she enjoyed it too! (Seriously that is a Big compliment!!!). She liked how Chazz played snippets of the songs while he tied it into real history. I loved that we had earpieces, so I never felt that I missed anything because of traffic etc. I would definitely recommend this tour to fans of the show!
Excellent tour
Renee_L, Mar 2024
Very interesting with facts about the history of New York as well as the play. Highly recommended. Chaz is a great entertainer and story teller
Great tour!
Sarah_H, Mar 2024
Leo was great! We saw the show the same evening and it made it so much more interesting after learning so much in our tour! Highly recommend to anyone seeing Hamilton while in town!
A very informative and enjoyable experience!
Aaron_N, Feb 2024
Leo was an exceptional tour guide! He was very knowledgeable and witty and did an excellent job keeping all of us interested. I would highly recommend!
Incredible tour, highly recommend!
Jessica_M, Jan 2024
This tour was incredible! We learnt so much, not only about Hamilton the musical but also about the history of New York City. Leo was extremely well informed about Alexander Hamilton’s life and all that came along with that. I loved listening to snippets of the songs as we walked through the fascinating landmarks around lower Manhattan. Every second of the three hour tour was filled with fascinating information. Highly recommend!
Don’t be shocked when your history books mention me!
Daria_M, Nov 2023
Everything about this experience was great! I purchased the tickets for my daughters, mother, and self, as part of my 11-year-old’s birthday present. The kids and I love the Hamilton soundtrack and everything about the American Revolution. Prior to purchasing the tickets, I read a lot of great reviews for this tour and I can see why for multiple reasons! I knew exactly where and when to meet Leo, the tour guide. He messaged me the night before to confirm time, meeting place, and other important information. Coming from NJ, it was easy for us to get to and take the Staten Island Ferry into Manhattan then meet the tour guide there. Leo was very pleasant, knowledgeable, and had a great sense of humor. As for the tour itself, we had a wonderful time learning about the history and how the music tied into it. Leo was enthusiastic and entertaining in his storytelling. He answered our questions thoroughly to the point that I thought he was a history teacher! My daughters’ favorite part of the tour was actually seeing the gravesite of A. Ham. Mine was being at Bowling Green, listening to Leo and imagining the Sons of Liberty tearing down the statue of King George. It was also a pretty special moment to be there in the city on November 25th, Evacuation Day! What a worthwhile experience!
Amazing historical walking tour
Jennifer_M, Nov 2023
Leo was amazing!! This was a great way to kick start our trip to New York! He was so well informed with info from the New Amsterdam settlement to the Revolutionary times to the basics on the financial district. My middle school kids even enjoyed it! They said it was the right amount of fun and info! Highly recommend this tour (it's well worth the price and the introduction to the area)! Great job Leo!
A must do for any Ham Fan!
Toni_D, Nov 2023
So much passion in the story telling. Not just based on the musical but the history itself. Really informative and entertaining chap. Loved the fact it was a full three hours and it went so fast. It was definatly worth the price. It was an excellent addition to our Broadway Day and it's definatly in our top 3 things we did in NYC. Thanks again! When I get my husband over we will definatly repeat this activity!
Great walking tour!!
Arden_P, Oct 2023
Leo, had amazing personality and knowledge. We loved our tour and the personal touch he brought to it.
Amazing tour!
natashaingle, Oct 2023
Absolutely amazing experience! Leo was a fantastic tour guide, we loved the combination of the music, history and show background, and it was amazing to see the sights properly. Such a great tour, 100% recommend - thank you for a great morning!
Worth it!
Ann_M, Sep 2023
Great tour! Our guide was wonderful. I would highly recommend if you are a fan of the show. Learned some really interesting facts about the shows characters as well as some Easter eggs hidden in the show I hadn’t heard before.
Excellent experience
Ian_H, Aug 2023
An amazing 3hrs. Leo was so knowledgable and we learnt so much re Hamilton and American history. 5* trip
Excellent tour!
Donald_M, Aug 2023
Excellent, excellent tour. This was educational and entertaining thanks to Leo who was a fantastic guide. Highly recommended!
Great tour! We really...
maureenA_L, Aug 2023
Great tour! We really enjoyed our tour guide Leo's informative and at times humorous rendition of the history of Hamilton.
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