Where Was the Room Where It Happened?

Available for purchase now at IndieBoundB&N, Amazon and wherever books are sold online (see bottom of this page for physical locations carrying book).

revised-cover-version-3c-11-8-16-mmm-comments-copyA great gift for any fan of the Broadway show Hamilton: An American Musical or its songs, or for anyone interested in Alexander Hamilton or Revolutionary-era history, regardless of whether they ever intend to visit New York.  The cover can be customized for fundraising or corporate gifting (see Contact).

Where Was the Room Where It Happened? is a collection of facts, anecdotes and trivia related to Hamilton and the life of Alexander Hamilton, presented through the locations where it all happened. This guide explains how locations from Alexander Hamilton’s life are connected to the songs in the musical and provides historical information about each location. With suggested itineraries, maps and subway directions, this guide makes it fun and easy for all fans interested in learning about or seeing the room where it happened.

PRAISE FOR Where Was the Room Where It Happened?:

RICHARD BROOKHISER, author of Alexander Hamilton, American – “Where was that room? This book will tell you–a sprightly, informative guided tour of the hit show, and founding era New York.”

DOUGLAS HAMILTON, 5th great grandson of Alexander Hamilton – “This book wonderfully ties ‘Hamilton’ the musical to Hamilton the man…”

RAND SCHOLET, President & Founder of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society – “This well-researched book invites the reader to join Alexander Hamilton where it happened; to experience where he lived, learned, worked, fought, and found his final resting place. Author Bryan Barreras identifies the specific references from ‘Hamilton’ and accurately describes the highlights for each location, as well as the path to get there. Fans of the musical, as well as current and future Hamiltonians, will appreciate this invaluable location guide.”

CAROL S. WARD, Executive Director of Morris-Jumel Mansion – “Where Was the Room Where It Happened? is a thoughtful and comprehensive collection of locations related to ‘Hamilton.’ For anyone who wants to feel history come alive this is a great compendium of facts, anecdotes and trivia related to the musical. The book is a must for anyone who doesn’t want to throw away their shot of walking in the steps of Hamilton, Burr, and the Schuyler Sisters.”

LEONARD A. ZAX, President of the Hamilton Partnership for Paterson – “After you heard all the wonderful songs, want to experience the power of the places? History turned here. This book leads the way…”

Where Was the Room Where It Happened? is also available at the following stores and gift shops (all in New York City, except where noted):

  • Book Culture Bookstore (Upper West Side, 112th Street and Broadway)
  • Columbia University Bookstore (Upper West Side, Broadway @115th Street)
  • Drama Book Shop (Midtown, 40th Street between 7th/8th)
  • Federal Hall National Memorial (Downtown, Wall Street)
  • Fraunces Tavern Museum (Downtown, Pearl Street)
  • Hamilton Grange National Memorial (Hamilton Heights, 141st Street)
  • McNally Jackson Independent Booksellers (SoHo, Prince and Lafayette Street)
  • Morris-Jumel Mansion (Hamilton Heights, Roger Morris Park @161st Street)
  • Museum of American Finance (Downtown, Wall Street)
  • Museum of the City of New York (Upper East Side, 5th Avenue @104th Street)
  • New-York Historical Society (Upper West Side, Central Park West @77th Street)
  • PIQ Grand Central (Midtown, Grand Central Terminal Concourse)
  • PIQ Rockefeller Center (Midtown, 6th Avenue @50th Street)
  • WORD Bookstores (Brooklyn and Jersey City locations)
  • Liberty Hall Museum (1003 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey)
  • Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park (Paterson, New Jersey)
  • Morristown National Historic Park (Morristown, New Jersey)
  • Hamilton College Bookstore (Clinton, New York)
  • Benjamin Franklin Museum (Philadelphia, PA)
  • National Archives (Washington, D.C.)