October 25, 2018

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Whole HamFam

Got a Hamilton lover in the family? The Museum of the American Revolution has your holiday shopping list covered with unique gifts for the whole HamFam at all price points, from books to apparel and even a Hamilton-themed getaway. Gift items are available at the Museum’s shop (Museum admission not required for entry) or online here. 

For the Hamil-fans in your life, the Museum’s new interactive Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia experience runs from Oct. 27, 2018 – March 17, 2019. It is free with regular Museum admission. In conjunction, the Museum’s “Year of Hamilton” includes a range of special events and programs exploring Hamilton’s life and legacy, as well as the opportunity to view nearly 30 Alexander and Elizabeth Hamilton-related artifacts in the Museum’s core exhibition. Purchase tickets here.

Beginning on Black Friday, purchase a $25 "Anytime Ticket" to the Museum for just $20. 

Hamilton-Inspired Gift Ideas:

Under $6 | Keepsake Magnet
As one of George Washington’s aides-de-camp, Hamilton regularly met with Washington in his Headquarters Tent, the original “room where it happened.” The historic tent is the crown jewel of the Museu'm's collection and is dramatically displayed at the Museum. A keepsake magnet featuring the tent is available here and in-store.

Under $10 | Pins and Patches
Wear your love of Hamilton on your sleeve – literally!  These pins and patches are perfect for decorating jackets, backpacks, and other apparel. Available here and here.

Under $10 | Hamilton Paper Dolls
This collection features complete outfits for three paper dolls of the statesman at different stages of his life, plus dolls and costumes for some of his famous contemporaries, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, King George III, James Madison, John Adams, and Aaron Burr, as well as for his wife, Elizabeth, plus Maria Reynolds and Angelica Schuyler. Available in-store.

Under $12 | Adult Coloring Book
Grab some crayons or colored pencils and color your stress away with Hamilton: The Adult Coloring Book, featuring 30 illustrations of Alexander Hamilton, from his childhood in the West Indies to his fatal duel with Aaron Burr. Available here and in-store.

Under $15 | Letter Opener
Hamilton gave swords as gifts to the men under his command. With this sword-shaped letter-opener, you can gift-give like Hamilton to everyone in your circle. Available here.

Under $20 | I, Eliza Hamilton
Discover the woman behind the man in this historical fiction novel by Susan Holloway Scott. Autographed copies available in-store.

Under $20 | Hamilton Ornament
Deck the halls with this felt Alexander Hamilton ornament, handmade by artisans living in villages of Kyrgyzstan. Available in-store.

Under $20 | The Hamilton Cookbook
Fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake and, of course, apple pie! Learn to cook – and eat – like Hamilton with The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World by Laura Kumin. Available in-store.

Under $25 | Historians on Hamilton
Who tells your story? In this collection of essays, top scholars explain the Hamilton phenomenon and explore what it might mean for our understanding of American history. Available in-store.

Under $25 | Set of Shot Glasses
Don’t throw away your shot! These shot glasses feature inspirational quotes from Hamilton’s fellow Revolutionaries. Available here.

Under $30 | Cannon T-Shirt
Boom goes the cannon! Did you know that Hamilton commanded an artillery? This T-shirt features numerous types of artillery from the Revolutionary era. Available in-store.

$65 and Up | Gift Membership
A gift membership to the Museum is the gift that keeps on giving, allowing your loved ones to come back again and again for free, receive invitations to special events, and get discounts in the Museum’s shop and café. Purchase a gift membership here.

$100 and Up | Hamilton-themed Getaway
Book a stay at a local hotel, dinner at City Tavern Restaurant (don’t forget, City Tavern offers a free toast of madeira to anyone who shows a Museum ticket stub), and purchase $25 “anytime” tickets to the Museum for a memorable weekend escape or staycation. Make the most of your trip by visiting all the places in the Philadelphia region where Hamilton made his mark.

About Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution explores the dramatic, surprising story of the American Revolution through its unmatched collection of Revolutionary-era weapons, personal items, documents, and works of art. Immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and interactive digital elements bring to life the diverse array of people who created a new nation against incredible odds. Visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in the ongoing promise of the American Revolution. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration. The Museum, which opened on April 19, 2017, is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization. For more information, visit www.AmRevMuseum.org or call 877.740.1776.