Get a one-of-a-kind special private tour of the HAMILTON exhibit at the Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House. We will get a one hour private tour with a member of the Anderson Staff. We will be taken through a detailed description of select items in this exhibit. We will get to see personal items from when he was growing up in the West Indies, along with items he used as an officer during the Revolutionary War, and while he was a Government Official. We will get a chance to learn about his personal life, professional life, and the reasons why the altercation occurred that ultimately ended his life.
March 17, 2018 at 1:30 – 2:30.
Anderson House 2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
Group meets inside at the reception desk. Please arrive 15 minutes early for check in time.
Below is a description of the exhibit.
Alexander Hamilton’s participation in the struggle for American independence helped to shape his vision for the new nation and its institutions. He came of age in the West Indies and Revolutionary New York, where he befriended prominent American patriots and became committed to the idea of American independence. Hamilton served in the American army for the majority of the Revolutionary War, first as an artillery officer and then as the principal aide-de-camp to General George Washington. He fought at Long Island, Trenton, Princeton, Monmouth Court House, and Yorktown. In the last months of the war, Hamilton joined the Society of the Cincinnati, a hereditary organization of officers of the Revolution founded to perpetuate the memory of the war for independence and its ideals. Hamilton followed Washington as the second president general of the Society, serving from 1800 until his death in 1804. Through artifacts, works of art, and documents from the period, this exhibition will explore the influence of Hamilton’s involvement in the Revolutionary War and the Society of the Cincinnati on his political career and other achievements
Max size of the group is 30.
Parking: Street only.