Many people know Alexander Hamilton as the guy on the ten dollar bill, or, as of recently, the namesake and main character of the smash hit Broadway play. Some people even know that his final resting place is Trinity Church, where he lies interred beneath a beautiful marble monument. But did you know that Hamilton's involvement with Trinity goes far beyond the graveyard?
In this video tour, learn about Hamilton’s life at Trinity Church. You’ll see the places where Hamilton spent time as a new immigrant, documents showing his participation in church life, and the final resting places of Hamilton, his wife Eliza, his son Philip, his sister-in-law Angelica Schuyler Church, and his friend Hercules Mulligan. There’s even a mystery or two to ponder.
Alexander Hamilton was a member of Trinity Church. Whether he attended services is not known, but at the very end of his life, as he lay bleeding and paralyzed in a house on Greenwich Street, he did call for the rector of Trinity Church.