8. Aaron Burr Sr. President’s House
Another spot for Hamilton lovers, the President’s House at Princeton was first occupied by Aaron Burr Sr., the father of Aaron Burr of Hamilton notoriety and the founder of the College of New Jersey, which became Princeton. Burr senior was actually the second President of the college from 1748 until his death in 1757. Aaron Burr, Jr. entered Princeton at the age of 13 and graduated with a law degree by 16. In the musical, Hamilton says, “I heard your name at Princeton. I was seeking an accelerated course of study when I got sort of out of sorts with a buddy of yours. I may have punched him. It’s a blur, sir. He handles the financials?
You punched the bursar
I wanted to do what you did. Graduate in two, then join the revolution.
In real life, Hamilton didn’t punch the bursar but sparred verbally with then-president of Princeton, John Witherspoon.