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Museum of Nevis History

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Museum of Nevis History Charlestown  Saint Kitts and Nevis
Alexander Hamilton's Birthplace Charlestown  Saint Kitts and Nevis
Museum of Nevis History Charlestown  Saint Kitts and Nevis
Alexander Hamilton's Birthplace Charlestown  Saint Kitts and Nevis

Museum of Nevis History

The house in which U.S. statesman Alexander Hamilton was born in 1757 and lived until he was eight years old (when he moved with his family to St. Croix) is now a museum dedicated to tracing his life and achievements. The stone house itself, while handsome, is mostly a restoration, but inside you’ll find fascinating texts describing Hamilton’s childhood, upbringing, and subsequent contribution to politics.

The small museum also features a range of interesting artifacts that chart the history of Nevis, starting with the indigenous Amerindian peoples through the arrival of the Europeans and continuing right up to the present day. After touring the displays, visit the modest gift shop, where you can pick up souvenirs like local stamps and prints.

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Alexander Hamilton's Birthplace

The museum’s modest collection, housed in a restored Georgian mansion in Charlestown, educates visitors about United States founding father Alexander Hamilton. He is said to have been born (out of wedlock) on this site in 1755.