City Hall Park

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After Hamilton dropped out of King’s College, he joined the army and eventually came under the leadership of George Washington. Together, they defended the East Coast settlements against Redcoats (British troops). In August 1775, as things were heating up on the battlefield, Hamilton along with Hercules Mulligan (a tailor and spy) and 100 comrades stole their adversary’s cannons from Battery Park. Under the rain of fire, the company successfully hauled 21 of the 24 guns over to City Hall Park. The breezy grove of trees and bubbling fountains make it hard to picture the stakes, but a good blasting of “Right Hand Man” through the headset ought to do the trick. Dwell on lovelier thoughts and know that just a year later, on July 9, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was first read aloud for the New York City people here, at what was called the Commons. General George Washington and his aide-de-camp, Alexander Hamilton, were both in attendance for the momentous occasion.

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Open today: 06:00-24:00

Broadway, Park Row, and Chambers Street, New York City, New York, USA


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