The National Park Service was founded in 1916 to oversee the nation's historic parks and sites. It was created "to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations." Today the National Park Service is in charge of 409 units, including 78 National Historic Sites, 50 National Historical Parks, and 30 National Memorials.
Hamilton-Related National Park Service Sites
The following are historic sites or national memorials maintained by the National Park Service that have a direct connection to Alexander Hamilton during his lifetime.
New York Sites
Hamilton Grange National Memorial
Alexander Hamilton's home that he built in 1800-1802 in Upper Manhattan.
Federal Hall National Memorial
Site of the National Capitol during part of Washington's first administration, during which Alexander Hamilton served as Secretary of the Treasury. Also served as New York City Hall, where Hamilton argued legal cases.
New Jersey Sites
Paterson Great Falls National Historic Park
City founded by Alexander Hamilton as an industrial site to encourage the growth of American manufactures.
Morristown National Historic Park
Site of George Washington's 1779-1780 Winter Headquarters, where Alexander Hamilton served as aide-de-camp.
Independence National Historic Park
Historic area in Philadelphia in which Alexander Hamilton served as as a Revolutionary War soldier, member of the Confederation Congress, delegate to the Constitutional Convention, Secretary of Treasury, and additional roles.
Valley Forge National Historic Park
Site of George Washington's 1777-1778 Winter Headquarters, where Alexander Hamilton served as aide-de-camp.
Colonial National Historic Park - Yorktown Battlefield
Site of the Seige of Yorktown, the decisive battle in which Alexander Hamilton fought and led the charge on Redoubt No. 10.
St. Croix, Virgin Islands Sites
Christiansted National Historic Site
Historic area of Christiansted where Alexander Hamilton lived and worked on the island of St. Croix.