As soon as I watched the YouTube video of Lin-Manuel Miranda performing a song that was to become the opening number of Hamilton: An American Musical for President Obama in 2009, I was enthralled. The hip hop-inspired musical tells the story of founding father and immigrant Alexander Hamilton, and, in the process, has elevated the reputation of the first Secretary of the Treasury to new heights.
I find it very rewarding to conduct Hamilton walking tours. Participants of all ages bring incredible excitement and energy to these tours. Many have listened to and often memorized the lyrics to the show’s tunes that delve into the history of Hamilton and his family, the American Revolution and the early Republic. So it’s especially fun and satisfying for me to connect the stories from the musical to the sites in New York City where Hamilton lived, worked, fought and died.
So if you are ready to learn about the history that inspired the musical, I encourage you to book a private Hamilton tour. On the tour page, you will find a description of this walking tour, the names of the famous and infamous people you will learn about and a listing of sites we will visit in Lower Manhattan.
In terms of my background, I’m a native of New York City, I received a BA in History from Vassar College, I’m a licensed NYC tour guide, and I have received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence the last three years in a row – 2014, 2015 and 2016 – for my walking tours.
To learn more about my tours, please call or text: 917-226-6914 or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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