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Hamilton: See the musical in New Zealand, retrace his steps in New York State

Clients who are fans of Hamilton, the musical stage show that started its two-week season in Auckland over the weekend, can follow the US founding father’s footsteps during a trip to New York State.

‘It is exciting to have an award-winning Broadway show in Auckland, associated with New York State’s rich history,’ says Elaine Patton, regional manager NZ, Linkd Tourism, ILNY (I Love New York) account manager New Zealand.

‘Agents can explore the history and experiences on offer in New York State by following the Hamilton-inspired itineraries available on the ILNY website,’ Patton adds.

The family home in New York City is open to the public and free to enter, including the 25-minute ranger-led tours of the Historical Floor of Hamilton Grange.

The Schuyler Mansion in Albany, home of Hamilton’s wife Eliza Schuyler, saw the likes of Washington, Jefferson and Franklin being entertained and much Revolutionary war history was made here. Tours are bookable in advance for US$5.

Manhattan’s oldest house and museum, Morris-Jumel Mansion, was the home of Aaron Burr, the man who killed Hamilton in a duel in 1804. Self-guided tours (Thursday-Sunday) are US$10, guided mansion and exterior tours (Friday-Sunday) are US$16.

The Van Wyck Homestead Museum in Hudson Valley became a supply depot for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.

Alexander Hamilton and his wife Elizabeth are among many famous New Yorkers buried at lower Manhattan’s Trinity Church. The church is still operating and its grounds, including the cemetery, are open to the public.

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