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Alexander Hamilton Birthplace

Alexander Hamilton Birthplace Review

The Alexander Hamilton Birthplace, which contains the Hamilton Museum, sits on the waterfront. This bougainvillea-draped Georgian-style house is a reconstruction of what is believed to have been the American patriot's original home, built in 1680 and likely destroyed during a mid-19th earthquake. Born here in 1755, Hamilton moved to St. Croix when he was about 12. He moved to the American colonies to continue his education at 17; he became George Washington's Secretary of the Treasury and died in a duel with political rival Aaron Burr in 1804. The Nevis House of Assembly occupies the second floor; the museum downstairs contains Hamilton memorabilia, documents pertaining to the island's history, and displays on island geology, politics, architecture, culture, and cuisine. The gift shop is a wonderful source for historic maps, crafts, and books on Nevis.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Low St., Charlestown, Nevis
  • Phone: 869/469–5786
  • Cost: $5, with admission to Museum of Nevisian History $7
  • Hours: Weekdays 9–4, Sat. 9–noon
  • Website:
  • Location: Charlestown
Updated: 03-04-2014

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