A community with
Warm Hearts, Cool Culture
Rated one of the Friendliest Towns in America
With a community featured in
Named after American patriot and Broadway’s favorite politician, the Village of Hamilton is home to a one-of-a-kind history and culture. Whether you’re an art connoisseur, a history buff, a nature lover, a foodie, or simply a relative of a Raider, you’re sure to find something to love about our quaint town.
Shop Small! The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Gift Card Is Here! Spend it at any of our Chamber members’ businesses.
Home to some of the best eats in Central New York
For a small town, Hamilton offers an incredible variety of cuisine. From traditional American fare to Vietnamese to Indian to award-winning BBQ, Hamilton has something for you.
Find a place to work, relax, or hangout with friends at one of our cozy coffee shops; grab lunch from a deli; make a date for dinner and a movie; and finish up with cocktails at one of our local bars or brewery. No matter what your plans or cravings, you’ll be able to keep it local in Hamilton.
Are you hungry yet?
Never run out of things to do
Warm hearts. Cool culture. Our community offers access to art, nature, history, food, and entertainment to satisfy everyone’s enjoyment.
Rogers Environmental Education Center
Rogers Center provides outstanding educational opportunities that excite, inspire, and motivate people of all ages and abilities to enjoy, understand, appreciate, and protect our natural environment.
Hamilton Movie Theater
A historic, fully renovated theater that serves up first-run films, indies, operas, music, free children’s series, film festivals and more!
A website with a wealth of info about outdoor activities in Southern Madison County. Plan your adventure and get 0ut in Southern Madison County!
Arts at the Palace
A community arts organization dedicated to expanding the reach of the arts within CNY through theater, music, dance, and spoken word.
Seven Oaks Golf Course
Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Seven Oaks is home to a challenging 18-hole course, a clubhouse and a practice facility. Open to the public.
The activities offered by Colgate are many. From world-renowned speakers to D1 athletics, you can find something to do almost any day of the week.
Earlville Opera House
Focused on promoting the arts in a rural region of CNY by offering programs of cultural, educational, and historical significance.
Bouckville Antique Week
New York’s largest antiques and collectables show featuring over 2000 dealers and vendors located over 12 show fields. Shops open year round.
We’re just scratching the surface
A place to shop local and buy local
Small businesses are the heart and soul of our picturesque village and surrounding communities.
We love our small businesses!
During COVID-19 our community enthusiastically pulled together and contributed over $130,00 to a Small Business Fund to help our small businesses survive the pandemic. Not only did we survive, we saw businesses expand and welcomed three new retail stores to the village. To keep our downtown thriving, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce also sponsors regular events to share the experience of the unique and quaint village of Hamilton.
With a backbone powered by small business
The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce has over 100 members throughout Southern Madison County. These range from home-based and remote businesses to brick and mortar retail, dining and office establishments. Combined, they are the backbone of our thriving and beautiful community.
Close to 45% of Madison County’s land area is devoted to a variety of agricultural enterprises.
Arts & Entertainment
Music, theater, movies, arts education – you’re always sure to find something to do in the Hamilton area.
Food & Beverage
Coffee shops, diners, fine restaurants, bars, a farm brewery – if you crave it, you’ll find it here.
This is the place to get information for local government, including utilities, licenses, documents, etc.
Health & Wellness
With four seasons of outdoor/indoor activities as well as an award-winning hospital, we take our health seriously.
Hamilton is host to a number of B&Bs, Airbnbs, and the Colgate Inn. Many locals open their homes during big events.
This is where you’ll find information on local education, services, and religious organizations.
Looking for a place to rent or buy? Talk to one of our local realtors who can guide you through the process.
Our region is home to a number of retail stores that offer unique, one-of-a-kind products from antiques to clothing.
Browse our directory of services. Chances are you’ll find what you’re looking for right in the area.
Make it a home away from home..
Discover Hamilton lodging to accommodate your stay. Choose from bed & breakfasts, hotels, lake and farm houses, and camp sites.
For a small village, Hamilton can be a very bustling place. Many of our visitors come for Colgate-related events such as college visit days and graduation or reunion. Still others come for the excellent golfing, summer camps, lake activities, or winter sports. Our recommendation? Book early when planning a visit.
..Or make it a place to call home.
Hamilton has long been a desirable place to live with a central school that is small but rigorous; an elite university; beautiful four-seasons weather (with a bit of an emphasis on winter!); arts and culture; friendly locals; lots of wide open green spaces; and more. An added benefit? We’re within driving distance of most of the East Coast hotspots. Warm hearts, cool culture with that small town vibe. Welcome to Hamilton!