7. Weehawken, New Jersey

Illustration, “Duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. After the painting by J. Mund.” Image from Wikimedia Commons.

The fateful duel between Philip Hamilton and George Eacker happens in “Blow Us All Away.” Philip sings that he “was aiming for the sky” in recounting the duel to Alexander Hamilton in “Stay Alive (Reprise).” The duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, where Hamilton was mortally wounded, also occurs here in The World Was Wide Enough.

Today, you can visit Hamilton Park for an unobstructed view of the Manhattan skyline. You can also see the Hamilton Monument and plaques commemorating the Hamilton- Burr duel along Hamilton Avenue (just south of Hamilton Park). This is the same site where the earlier duel between Philip Hamilton and George I. Eacker took place in 1801. The pistols used in both these duels are located in the offices of J.P. Morgan Chase on Park Avenue, and had a brief appearance in Washington D.C. in an exhibition at the Postal Museum in 2016.