Hamilton Education Program

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The Hamilton Education Program is continuing to expand nationwide Hamilton goes on tour.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is proud to partner with Hamilton and The Rockefeller Foundation on the Hamilton Education Program. Title I high schools are being invited to see the musical and to integrate Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Era into classroom studies. The Hamilton Education Program is part of the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s broader mission to improve the teaching and learning of American history. Made possible through a grant by The Rockefeller Foundation to the Gilder Lehrman Institute, high school students in Title I schools in New York City, Chicago, and selected cities will each pay just a “Hamilton” ($10) to see the performance.

2018–2019 Hamilton Education Program will visit the following cities:

  • Boston, MA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Detroit, MI
  • District of Columbia
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Hartford, CT
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York, NY
  • Pittsburgh, PA 
  • Tampa, FL 

The Institute has more than twenty years of experience developing educational programming in American history. In addition, the Gilder Lehrman Collection is a unique archive of 65,000 primary sources, including a love letter from Alexander Hamilton to his fiancée, Elizabeth Schuyler.

To learn more about the program and to explore documents, essays, and videos relating to Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Era, visit the links below and go to “Alexander Hamilton in the American Imagination,” a special issue of our online journal History Now. For additional information on New York, and other tour cities, please contact hamilton@gilderlehrman.org. For additional information on Chicago, please contact hamiltonchi@gilderlehrman.org.


The Gilder Lehrman Institute has an array of resources on Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Era in the History Now section of the website, including essays, Spotlights on Primary Sources, videos, online exhibitions and timelines, and lesson plans.

In addition, you can order posters of Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Hamilton as well as posters of Founding Era documents from the Gilder Lehrman History Shop, sign up for a Self-Paced Course, or request a Traveling Exhibition on Alexander Hamilton.