4. Lin Manuel Miranda Wrote Songs for Hamilton in Aaron Burr’s Bedroom

Lin Manuel-Miranda as Alexander Hamilton and Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr. Film still courtesy of Disney+.

While writing the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, playwright and performer Lin Manuel-Miranda went to Morris-Jumel for inspiration. The Morris-Jumel Mansion was home to Aaron Burr, former Vice-President of the United States and the man who shot and killed Alexander Hamilton during their infamous duel. Manuel-Miranda holed up in Burr’s former bedroom and penned two songs for the play.