In 2016, Hamilton: An American Musical took Broadway by storm and captivated the nation. Inspired by Chernow's 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton, the musical went on to receive a record-setting 16 Tony nominations, winning 11 including Best New Musical.
And now, our students can learn more about the 18th century's most controversial founding father at the Museum of the American Revolution's newest exhibit “Hamilton was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia.”
The museum’s website describes the new exhibit as a “interactive playscape”, offering visitors a chance to understand the challenges Hamilton encountered in founding and maintaining a country - as well as explore all of Hamilton’s connections to the city of Philadelphia, where he lived with his wife Eliza and children in the 1790s.
The exhibit will run from October 27th 2018 through March of 2019 - and has activities specifically tailored for students grades 5-12.
If you are interested in planning a school trip to Philadelphia, including a stop at the Museum of the American Revolution, browse our sample Philadelphia itineraries here.