Hamilton Grange National Memorial

Alexander Hamilton's house, named "The Grange" after his family's ancestral home in Scotland, was the New York City home of Hamilton from 1802-1804. Today his home is preserved as a memorial to Hamilton's important contributions as the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, a Founding Father, economist, and political philosopher.

Built as a countryside estate with sweeping prospects on all four sides, the Grange was moved several times as New York City grew up around it. The Grange's first move was in 1889 when it was moved from its original site on W. 143rd Street to 287 Convent Avenue, to make way for construction of city streets.

In June 2008, the house was on the move yet again. The National Park Service relocated the house to St. Nicholas Park to allow the exterior and interior of the home to be restored to its former splendor. St. Nicholas Park is a part of Hamilton's original 34 acre estate, so this is a fitting location. This is the third and final location of the home Hamilton helped design and which he called his "sweet project."

—Source, National Park Service

NPCA at Work in the Parks

NPCA's Northeast Regional Office was instrumental in working with the New York City's congressional delegation to secure the funding to move and renovate the historic home. In 2008, a team of movers carefully slid the 300-ton structure about 300 feet down a street, around a corner, and down a slope to the home's original woodland plot in St. Nicholas Park, using a system of hydraulic jacks, dollies, and pulleys. The home reopened in 2011 and visitors can now enjoy the original bucolic setting, a restored interior, a rebuilt basement and porch, and a wealth of information on Hamilton's legacy.








Post a Comment

Share your park story today. Post your park experiences, recommendations, or tips here.*

Enter this word:

* Your comments will appear once approved by the moderator. NPCA staff do not regularly respond to postings. We reserve the right to remove comments that include profanity or personal attacks, promote products or services, or are otherwise off-topic. Opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the position(s) of NPCA. By submitting comments you are giving NPCA permission to reuse your words on our website and print materials.


Want to learn more about the  ?

The   can be seen in the wild in America’s national parks. Why not join the National Parks Conservation Association community to protect and preserve our national parks?

Sign up to protect parks in   & other states

Why not join the National Parks Conservation Association Community to protect and preserve our national parks?

Sign up to protect   and other National Parks

Why not join the National Parks Conservation Association Community to protect and preserve our national parks?

Please leave this field empty
Yes, please sign me up for NPCA’s newsletter and other emails about protecting our national parks!

National Parks Conservation Association
National Parks Conservation Association

Log In

Or log in with your connected Facebook or Twitter account:


Welcome to our growing community of park advocates. Thanks for signing up!

Sign Up:

Or sign up by connecting your Facebook or Twitter account: