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New York City

Hamilton and Burr Walking Tour

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    What to Expect
    Follow your guide on a trip through history and learn about the Duel that Changed a Nation (the one between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr). Journey into the streets of Lower Manhattan, past architectural icons and towering landscapes as your guide tells stories that bring the past to life. 

    You'll experience the city before, during and after the American Revolution and learn how the Big Apple was torn apart, burnt down and rebuilt before becoming one of the financial centers of the world. Your guide will share tales of political debates gone wrong and point out some of the oldest remaining buildings in the city, like Federal Hall and Trinity Church Graveyard. You'll also see the same sites as Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr as you follow their path to the duel that took place in 1804.

    See original historical documents, plus letters between Hamilton and Burr on this fascinating tour that brings history to life for the entire family.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Broadway/Murray St, New York, NY 10007, USA
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Trinity Church, 75 Broadway, New York, NY 10006, USA
    • Professional guide
    • DVD (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • There are plenty of places to sit along the tour route to minimize standing, as well as restrooms
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Enjoyed Karen’s wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for historical events. Great prologue for performance that night.
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    Response from Karen Q, Owner at Hamilton and Burr Walking Tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    Thank you and I hope you enjoyed the musical!
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    My daughter and I felt extremely fortunate to stumble upon this walking tour with Karen Q when looking for things to do in NYC this weekend. Our tour was small and our tour guide/owner/historian Karen was absolutely fantastic! She is so deeply knowledgeable about this subject
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    Response from Karen Q, Owner at Hamilton and Burr Walking Tour
    Responded 09 Sep 2019
    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share the wonderful story of our history!
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    We were looking forward to this tour due to our keen interest in the life of Alexander Hamilton. However, we were disappointed that our tour guide seemed to gloss over details about Hamilton's life in this long-winded tour. She placed a heavy emphasis on Burr over Hamilton and
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    Response from Karen Q, Owner at Hamilton and Burr Walking Tour
    Responded 19 Jun 2019
    The tour is designed to present Hamilton and Burr in an equal light. It favors Hamilton in the number of tour stops including: Kings College, his son Philip's duel, The Room Where it Happened and the federal debt, Hercules Mulligan, Hamilton's published works, the Bank of New York and the Constitution. There is a stop on the tour about Theodosia Burr meant as an inspiration to girls and women where the book is mentioned. It is not displayed or offered for sale nor is anyone asked to buy it. There is not enough time to see everything along the tour route, but customers are encouraged to go back along the path to see what else is available, as you did.
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    Karen is a great guide, and really brought the history to life, making us feel like we were walking through early New York City. She brings to the tour her deep knowledge, gained through a lot of primary source research, providing a lot of depth and context to the stories and
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    The Hamilton and Burr Walking Tour was amazing. Karen's enthusiasm is infectious and her extensive knowledge is awe inspiring. Karen described these two men in such a way that they came to life for me. I learned about the virtues and shortcomings of these two extraordinary men
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