NYC Locations That Every History Buff Must Visit
BY topviewnyc - January 5, 2017
New York is a vibrant and culturally rich city, and like most cities with that kind of allure, it also has a very colorful and interesting history. Rome wasn’t built in a day after all. Before New York City was the world’s capital, it had to make a name for itself by doing the impossible and grabbing the world’s attention again and again. If you’re a history buff, here are a few NYC attractions that you won’t want to miss. Just a disclaimer, we already have a top landmarks article, and therefore we will be avoiding NYC attractions that would also fall into that category such as the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and Empire State Building despite them being highly recommended and historical places to visit. Tenement Museum If you’re a history buff visiting NYC, you’d be doing yourself a major disservice without visiting this gem. In the 1800’s and early 1900’s, thousands of immigrants came to New York City, and this museum once housed many of them. It is maintained extremely well, designed to act as a window into the past. They offer guided tours, and we suggest you take them. The neighborhood walking tours are our favorites, in which you get to go beyond the walls of the Tenement Museum and explore the surrounding neighborhood. You’ll get to learn about the day to day life of immigrants in the 1800’s, and you’ll get to hear stories that are absolutely fascinating. Hamilton Grange National Memorial You’ve heard of Hamilton, right? Only a couple of years ago, the number of people to answer yes would be much lower, but Hamilton has come to be a very popular character these days thanks to the hit Broadway musical. If you’re lucky enough to see this fantastic production, you may just want to learn a little more about our protagonist. Hamilton Grange National Memorial was once the home of Hamilton himself, and has since been turned into a place to honor and preserve his memory. It’s a must see for any history buff, and we highly recommend taking the tour. You’ll get a unique glimpse into the life of one history’s most interesting politicians. Morris-Jumel Mansion Every history buff should be interested in this mansion, as it’s the oldest house in New York City. Not only is it the oldest house, but it is absolutely loaded with history appeal. It served as George Washington’s headquarters for several weeks during the American Revolution. The history of this place doesn’t stop there. Twenty years later, it was bought by Eliza Bowen, who would eventually go on to marry Aaron Burr. That’s right, this was also the home of Alexander Hamilton’s killer. This building contains over 200 years of culture, and is a must see NYC attraction for all the history buffs out there. These are only a few of the NYC attractions for all the history lovers. New York is absolutely loaded with historically significant places like these, but these are our favorites. Be sure to check them out the next time you’re in New York.