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Thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway musical, Alexander Hamilton has stolen the spotlight from his fellow Founding Fathers. Now the ten-dollar Federalist is even making inroads at the home of his archrival, Thomas Jefferson.

Monticello, the third U.S. president's neoclassical mansion in Charlottesville, Virginia, has begun hosting an after-hours Hamilton Tour Takeover on select Fridays and Saturdays

Though Hamilton never actually stepped foot on the grounds, he certainly played a big role in the career of Jefferson, with whom he sparred over issues like states' rights (Jefferson's pet cause) and a strong federal government (Hamilton's)—a debate the country has been having ever since.

During Monticello's Hamilton tour, guides use stick puppets, Q&As, and songs from the musical to illuminate the men's complicated rivalry, while ushering guests through relevant parts of the house. Yes, of course "The Room Where It Happens" is sung.

The tours last about 90 minutes and cost $40 per person. You can book or get more info at Monticello's website.  

 



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