Posted on May 22, 2018
How Washington, D.C. Is Getting into the Hamilton Spirit
As the Kennedy Center prepares for a 14-week run of T&C cover star Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton beginning June 12, the nation’s capital is already getting into the spirit. Here’s how you can take part.
1. The Jefferson Hotel is organizing “Feud of the Founding Fathers,” a summer-long series of events and promotions that pit Thomas Jefferson against Alexander Hamilton.
There’s an itinerary in which guests get to choose a side, talks by in-house historian and Georgetown professor Susan Sullivan Lagon on the differences between Jefferson and Hamilton, and rival cocktails in Quill, which features North America’s only fully glass bar.
2. Have a Hamilton-themed cocktail or dessert for $10 at Kennedy Center’s Roof Terrace Restaurant.
The “Ten Dollar Menu,” whose price references the currency graced by the first Secretary of the Treasury, includes both drinks and dessert. According to Eater, there’s a “Raise a Glass to Freedom” beer cocktail made Port City porter, Captain Morgan spiced rum, lime, and brown sugar syrup along with a chocolate crunch choux puff with vanilla ice cream, which Hamilton is said to have enjoyed when he dined at Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello.
3. Go to Mount Vernon for a Hamilton sing-along and an interactive exhibit where you can act out scenes from George Washington’s battles.