2. It was the only house owned by Hamilton

Although Hamilton frequented significant public spaces, such as the First Bank of the United States and Federal Hall on Wall Street, Hamilton Grange is the only property Hamilton owned. After marrying Elizabeth Schuyler, he moved into the Schuyler Mansion in Albany, New York. From 1780 to 1802, he often spent time here with his family.

However, as an influential politician in the city of New York, Hamilton needed his own country home. This is why he commissioned Hamilton Grange in a location that was once nine miles north of city limits. After the home was completed, Hamilton moved there with Elizabeth and their seven children. Their eighth child, Philip Hamilton died in a duel a year before the home was finished.