Alexander Hamilton Monument, New York

Alexander Hamilton Monument, New York

Central Park has quite a few interesting sculptures and statues, and one such monument is dedicated to an important historical figure, Alexander Hamilton (1755–1804) whose classic 19th-century era statue can be found near the Great Lawn. Unquestionably the most undervalued Founding Father, Hamilton is depicted standing firmly, dressed and posing in colonial attire (wig, ruffled collar, knickers, and buckle shoes), and appearing stately and important.

Appointed as the 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury on September 11, 1789, the statesman was a good friend of George Washington, helped fight in the Revolutionary War, and was active in ending the legality of the international slave trade, which should tell everyone something about his personality. Standing much taller than others in Central Park, the granite statue was dedicated to the city by his son, John C. Hamilton in 1880.

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Sight Name: Alexander Hamilton Monument
Sight Location: New York, USA (See walking tours in New York)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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