…But That Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Track Down the Real-Life Locations From ‘Hamilton’ on Your Own…
Coming from someone who owns about 30+ Revolutionary War books, hung a replica of Washington Crossing the Delaware above her desk, littered countless nods to our first President around her apartment, and has been to Virginia multiple times for Founding Father related excursions, I cannot tell you how furious I was when everyone else jumped on the Revolutionary War bandwagon after Hamilton blew up. It’s how I expect Knicks fans would have felt had they landed Zion…or KD and Kyrie…or yes, how they’ll feel after they get Giannis in Free Agency…*silence*…*changes topic*
I got over my immature overreaction and thoroughly killed the album over and over…and over again. For anyone who has seen the live performance, the Disney+ release, or simply listened to the original cast recording, it’s impossible not to feel transported back to the 18th century by the end of the opening song. Since the show takes place in New York of almost 300 years ago, let’s explore ten actual spots in which major events of the show (and real life) went down so you can feel that much more in character the next time you’re outwardly lip syncing to “My Shot” while walking down Broadway in broad daylight.
129 Spring Street
Trinity Church/St. Paul’s Chapel
Weehawken, New Jersey
The Common/City Hall Park