Many people know Alexander Hamilton as the guy on the ten dollar bill, or 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 churchyard? In his life, he was an active and vital part of the Trinity community. He also rented a pew in the church, although his wife Eliza and the children attended worship more regularly than he did. Watch a video tour to learn more about Hamilton’s life at Trinity Church.
Alexander Hamilton was mortally wounded on Wednesday July 11, 1804, and he died July 12. As a member of Trinity Church, last rites were performed by Trinity's rector and his funeral was held here on July 14.