From the First National Bank to the Treasury Office, there are plenty of historical locations that all Hamilton fans can see right here in the City of Brotherly Love. Here are five places you can’t miss.
First National Bank of the United States
Or as fans of the Hamilton soundtrack know it, the heated topic of "Cabinet Battle #1." Alexander Hamilton was arguing that a bank would be great for the country’s economy, but faced rigorous opposition from Thomas Jefferson. However, Hamilton got his way and the bank in Philadelphia still stands as a huge, white-pillared building in Independence National Historical Park.
Alexander Hamilton's Philadelphia Home
Coming from the Caribbean, Hamilton found a new home in New York City, though he did stay in Philadelphia during the Constitutional Convention. His residence is now memorialized with a plaque, and is located at 79 S. Third Street in Old City for visitors to take a look, and stop by.
Of course, the location of the Constitutional Convention is a can't-miss locale. As a young delegate, Hamilton was thrilled to be included in the Convention, and eager to make his voice heard. There is plenty to see when you tour the location of the Convention, making Independence Hall much more than just a quick field trip.
Secretary of the Treasury’s Office
Located almost directly next to the First National Bank is the site of Hamilton’s office, when he was the Secretary of the Treasury under President George Washington. As the first person to hold this position, Hamilton worked out of the Philadelphia office until 1795, when during this time, the national capital was relocated to Philly. It was here that Hamilton devised the majority of the financial and economic plans the nation knows very well today. And even though the office no longer stands today, Hamilton named Secretary of the Treasury is a pivotal scene in "Non Stop," so make sure to pay your respects during your Hamilton tour of the city.
This otherwise unnoticed building on Seventh and Market streets is an exact replica of where Thomas Jefferson lived while he was writing the Declaration of Independence in1776. Though the actual building was torn down, this new structure is perfectly modeled after the original, especially the parlor and bedroom where Jefferson drafted the document. Plus, his character has some of his best lines in "Cabinet Battle #1," including the opening lines: “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We fought for these ideals, we shouldn’t settle for less."