3. Visitors can see a silver cooler gifted to Hamilton by George Washington

Cooler from George Washington

Various objects from Hamilton’s life sit in Hamilton Grange for visitors to see. In addition to a Sheraton Mahogany Pianoforte given to one of Hamilton’s daughters by Angelica Schuyler Church, a silver cooler gifted to Hamilton by George Washington is also in the Grange. The cooler, sandwiched between two silver lions holding pendant ring handles, is now worth $400,000 to $600,000.

On the front of the cooler are the words “I pray you to present my best wishes, in which Mrs. Washington joins me to Mrs. Hamilton, and the family, and that you would be persuaded that with every sentiment of the highest regard,
I remain your sincere friend, and affectionate humble servant,” inscribed in the silver. You can also find tributes to Hamilton in other locations in New York City, such as a statue of him in Central Park and the Hamilton Fountain in Riverside Park.