3. Jefferson’s Residence

59 Maiden Lane59 Maiden Lane plaza.

As sung in “The Room Where It Happens – Act II,” Thomas Jefferson arranged “the meeting…the venue, the menu, the seating” at his residence on Maiden Lane, where he, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison reached a compromise regarding Hamilton’s plan to have the federal government assume the debts of the individual states and the permanent location of the nation’s capital.

Today, you can visit the spot although the building is no longer there. There is a lovely plaza in front of 59 Maiden Lane (57 Maiden Lane no longer exists) where you can relax for a bit during your day, and don’t miss the plaque on the outer wall of the building (at the west end of the plaza) commemorating Jefferson’s former residence.