Year of Hamilton

Year of Hamilton

New York City gets all the attention in the smash Broadway hit Hamilton: An American Musical but Philadelphia set the scene for many of the major events in the life and work of Alexander Hamilton. Join us this year as we explore the surprising connections between Philadelphia and Hamilton’s extraordinary contributions to the nation’s founding.

Throughout the year, the museum’s core exhibition will feature nearly 30 Hamilton-related artifacts. In the Museum’s lobby, visitors can pose with life-size bronze statues depicting Hamilton’s fatal duel with Aaron Burr, on loan from the New-York Historical Society.

General Admission and Student Groups

The experience is open on weekends from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and weekdays from 1:00 – 5:00 pm for the general public and members. Access to Hamilton Was Here is free with Museum admission. 

Weekday mornings are reserved for school groups. With trained museum educators, students will navigate through playful interactives, scenic environments, and facilitated games. They will explore the experience’s five main areas and delve into Hamilton’s life in the military, as a political figure, and as the architect of our nation’s financial system. Plan a fieldtrip today! 

Experience Hamilton's Philadelphia

The interactive playscape reveals connections between our own city and Alexander Hamilton’s extraordinary contributions to the nation’s founding.  

Upcoming Year of Hamilton Events

More to See, More to Do

When Alexander Hamilton called Philadelphia home

Hamilton Walking Tours


Tuesdays at 3:00 pm

Join a "Levee"

History After Hours

Special Evening Events

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Explore Hamilton: the man, the musical, the times

Speakers and Authors

Events Calendar