7:30AM Depart Albany | 7:30PM Return to Albany
Transportation to New York City
A charted bus will bring guests to Hamilton Grange National Memorial for a self-guided tour of Alexander and Elizabeth Hamilton's home. Guests will then be transported to Coogan's restaurant in Washington Heights for a buffet lunch. After lunch, guests will be transported to the Morris-Jumel Mansion for a guided tour.
- $110 per person for members of the Albany Institute and Friends of Schuyler Mansion
- $125 per person for non-members
($50 cancellation fee after October 31)
Cost includes transportation, admission, lunch, and gratuities
For more information, or to reserve your seat, please call Diane Shewchuk at (518) 463-4478 ext. 441 by October 30
About the Trip
On the way to New York you will learn more about Alexander Hamilton, his home and family from Heidi Hill, Historic Site Manager, Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site and Diane Shewchuk, Curator, Albany Institute of History & Art. You will also hear about the restoration of Hamilton Grange from Doug Bucher, principal, John G. Waite, Associates, Architects, the Albany firm that managed the restoration project.
Our first stop will be Hamilton Grange National Memorial, the Federal-style country home completed in 1802 for Alexander and Eliza Hamilton. Your self-guided tour will allow you to walk through the furnished rooms and see how the Hamilton’s entertained family, friends and founding fathers.
We will then drive to Coogan’s Restaurant for a buffet lunch. Coogan’s – a favorite of Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton: An American Musical – bills itself as “the Washington Heights equivalent of Rick’s Place in ‘Casablanca,’” a neighborhood saloon with an Irish feel and a multicultural clientele.
After lunch we will drive to the Morris-Jumel Mansion, the house where 77-year-old Aaron Burr briefly lived after he married Eliza Jumel, a 58-year-old widow who was one of the wealthiest women in New York. During the guided tour, you will hear how the house served as George Washington’s headquarters for the Battle of Harlem Heights and about the dinner Washington hosted in 1790 that included Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Alexander Hamilton. Built in 1765, the mansion is the oldest house in Manhattan and sits on one of the highest points of Manhattan.
On the ride back to Albany, we will entertain you with Schuyler, Hamilton and Burr trivia.