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"Hamilton" Fans Flock to the Rooms Where It Happened

The Tony-, Grammy-, and Pulitzer-winning hip-hop musical Hamilton continues to pack ‘em in on Broadway—it’s sold out through next May, even though the show’s creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, gave his last performance on July 9. Reaping the benefits of all this Hamilton fever are many New York City sites associated with the “$10 Founding Father.” The cemetery where Alexander Hamilton is buried, the house he owned in Harlem, the park overlooking the spot along the Hudson River where he was mortally wounded in a duel with Aaron Burr, and other places featured in the show have reported skyrocketing visitation numbers since the musical opened. The demographics of visitors have changed, too. As one tour guide explains to the Washington Post, history majors and groups of kids on school trips have given way to “everybody.”