6. Trinity Church/St. Paul’s Chapel


In “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story,” Eliza Hamilton sings that her sister Angelica Schuyler Church is buried in Trinity Church near Alexander Hamilton. Eliza is also buried near Hamilton in Trinity Church. Hamilton’s grave also became a very popular tourist destination only following the debut of the show.

After his inauguration as President in 1789, George Washington prayed in St. Paul’s Chapel (members of the government, including Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, regularly worshipped here while the capital was in New York City). Hamilton’s funeral procession on July 14, 1804 ended at Trinity Church, where he was eulogized by Gouverneur Morris and laid to rest. The Trinity Church that stands today is the third iteration of the church, built in 1846.