Items belonging to Alexander Hamilton are now on display at Fort Ticonderoga in northern New York

09.07.16 | Bob Price

The museum purchased the artifacts in 1945 from a great-great-nephew of Hamilton, America's first treasury secretary.

The rare items include a 1790s sword with Hamilton's name on it, his mahogany writing box, and a pin from his Continental Army uniform.

Hamilton, whose life is the subject of a hit Broadway play, never visited Ticonderoga. But his father-in-law was in charge of the fort during the early years of the American Revolution.

The Hamilton Exhibit is on display through October 20th.