Alexander Hamilton House (Nevis)
- Type: Museums, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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As a teenager, Founding Father Alexander Hamilton arrived on United States soil in 1772. Before then he had been raised in the Caribbean, born in a moderately sized stone house in Charlestown, Nevis. Now, the Alexander Hamilton House doubles as the Museum of Nevis History and makes a good, albeit brief stop for a rainy day. But if you're interested in Hamilton's life (or that famous duel that lead to his death in 1804), you might be a little disappointed.
Perched on the waterfront, what the first-floor museum does offer is insight into the soil, wetland and forest conservation on the island, as well as Caribbean artifacts that date back about 4,000 years ago. There's also some extensive Horatio Nelson memorabilia and a small -- but travelers say interesting -- exhibit on the life and times of the house's namesake.
For a moderate fee you can visit the Alexander Hamilton House all day Monday through Fridays, as well as on Saturday mornings. Children can enter for a discounted rate.