Hamilton Education Program

In proud partnership with Hamilton, we are now offering two programs!


The Gilder Lehrman Institute is proud to partner with the producers of Hamilton on the Hamilton Education Program. The Hamilton Education Program is part of the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s broader mission to improve the teaching and learning of American history. The goal of the Hamilton Education Program is to help students see the relevance of the Founding Era by using primary sources to create a performance piece (e.g., a rap, poem, dramatic piece), following the model used by Lin-Manuel Miranda to create the Hamilton musical. See below for more information on the Hamilton Education Programs:



Hamilton Education Program Online

Welcome to the Hamilton Education Program which is free and open to students grades 6–12 anywhere, whether learning at home with their family or under the supervision of a teacher at school. The Hamilton Education Program Online is a free online history program available to all schools with students in grades 6–12.

Hamilton Education Program 

The Hamilton Education Program is an in-person program for Title I–eligible high schools. It is offered in New York City and select tour cities for Hamilton the musical. Due to theater closures, it is suspended for the remainder of the 2020–2021 school year. The curriculum and resources are available through our new EduHam Online program for free to 6th–12th grade teachers and families. 


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

In addition, you can sign up for a Self-Paced Course, or request a Traveling Exhibition on Alexander Hamilton.