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On July 11, 1804, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr met at Weehawken, New Jersey, for what would become the most famous duel in American history. Embroiled in a bitter rivalry for years, Hamilton and Burr were two of the most prominent and promising Americans in the young nation, and their deadly encounter effected a movement to outlaw the practice. Watch as actors read the escalating letters the two men fired off to each other in the weeks leading up to their fateful meeting, followed by a recreation of the notorious duel itself. Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr will be portrayed by actors Eben Kuhns and John Zak. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Join us at 12 pm for a special interactive family tour, Hamilton’s Dueling Death, to see artifacts related to the conflict and learn about the history and etiquette of dueling.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
This program is part of our Summer of Hamilton series.
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