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The Cloisters, Washington Heights, New York City, Part 1

The Cloisters, Washington Heights, New York City, Part 1

What can I say. It’s exquisite. It’s been a long-time goal to see this fabulous museum. As a student of medieval history and art, visiting this museum — one of North America’s most extensive collection of medieval art and manuscripts — was one of my big travel goals. The Cloisters is an extension of the […]

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Alexander Hamilton National Historic Site, NYC: Part 2

Alexander Hamilton National Historic Site, NYC: Part 2

In my previous post about Hamilton’s Grange, I described the turbulent history of the house and its two relocations. This post is about our wonderful visit through the house. We’ve been wanting to see Hamilton’s home for many, many years so this visit was our dream come true. You enter the door from the right […]

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Alexander Hamilton National Historic Site, NYC: Part 1

Alexander Hamilton National Historic Site, NYC: Part 1

Alexander Hamilton built and owned only one home in his life, The Grange, or his “sweet project,” he called it in his letters. He’d had a tempestuous, tragic life as a young man and was now ready to settle down into comfortable family life in the countryside of Upper Manhattan Island, Harlem Heights. While he […]

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Fraunces Tavern Museum, Pearl Street, New York, NY

Fraunces Tavern Museum, Pearl Street, New York, NY

As history buffs who greatly admire and study the lives and works of the fathers of our nation, we couldn’t visit New York City without a pilgrimage to Fraunces Tavern Museum on Pearl Street. The diminutive building is overshadowed by rising skyscrapers of modern times, testaments to the success of the nation as a bastion […]

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