Beacon train station, Beacon, NY
Sun, Dec 11 – Alexander Hamilton Walking History Tour.
Leader: Chris Cring [masked][masked]
During the Revolutionary War, and after when trying to build and unite a country, Alexander Hamilton spent much of his time in the Hudson Valley. During this period he lived in Beacon, Washington's Headquarters in New Windsor, West Point, the Fishkill Supply Depot, and at his father-in-law’s house in Albany. The center of these travels was Fishkill Landing (now Beacon).
The tour will start at the Beacon Train Station. We will walk along the river and pass by Wiltse Landing where Hamilton disembarked many times by sloop , including Oct 1787, after he just completed writing Federalist paper No 1 on a voyage from Albany. We will then proceed to Madam Brett Park where he lived in a rented house with his new bride Elizabeth. He moved across the river after he resigned as
Washington's Aid. While staying here, he wrote and formed some of his ideas about the future of the country. During the tour I will have copies of the actual letters written and received while he was in each location, and discuss why he traveled to each area and how.
This is a moderate 3 hour (4 mile) tour/hike. Wear walking shoes, bring water and snacks. Please confirm if you plan to attend. Meet at the Beacon Farmers Market (Train Station) at 10:00 AM