About Hamilton, NY

Hamilton, NY — Colgate’s home — has been recognized as one of the country’s most friendly towns.

This tiny historic New York town — home to a village by the same name — was founded in 1795 as Payne’s Settlement. The Village Green offers local eateries and merchants as well as some of the area’s most historic homes.

Forbes Magazine Named Hamilton as one of America’s most friendly towns.

Notable Features in the Village

The marquee at Hamilton Movie Theater

Hamilton Theater

Since 1895, Hamilton Theater has served as a centerpiece for films, live performances, and community events. One of the few remaining independent theaters, Hamilton Theater provides diverse film programming for the community, preserving and enhancing its historic tradition as a community resource.

Hamilton Movie Theater

The grass on Seven Oaks Golf Course, with the Colgate campus visible in the background

Seven Oaks Golf Course

Seven Oaks was named for the ancestral home of the Colgate family. The first nine holes opened in 1958; the back nine opened for play in 1965.

The course is known for its strategic use of water, extensive tee areas and large, expansive greens.

Seven Oaks Golf Course

Musicians play jazz on stage at the Palace Theater

Arts At The Palace

Arts At The Palace (AATP) is a community arts organization dedicated to presenting, developing and expanding the reach of the arts within the Central New York region.

Arts At The Palace