George Washington’s Headquarters Tappan NY
Grounds are open to the public without fee.
Built in 1700, the DeWint House is considered to be the crown jewel of historic sites in Rockland County, NY. It is the oldest surviving structure in the county but it is better known for being George Washington’s temporary headquarters during four pivotal time periods of the Revolutionary War. The DeWint House has been open to the public for tours since 1966 and was declared a National Historic Landmark and added to the National Register of Historic Places that same year.
Today, the home’s two first-floor rooms have been restored and furnished to reflect the time period of Washington’s occupancy. An adjacent 19th century carriage house features displays of artifacts uncovered at the site during several archaeological digs as well as historical items related to George Washington, John Andre and Benedict Arnold. The DeWint house is a living memorial to our nation, our founding fathers and our first president and commander in chief.
The DeWint House, Carriage House and surrounding grounds are open to the public without fee, 10:00am-4pm, Tuesday through Sunday (except Thanksgiving and Christmas). School groups and special tours are always welcome. Contract Harold @ 845.359.1359