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General Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace

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Address: 786 Washington Street, Braintree, MA 02184
Phone Number: 781-848-1640
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Description: Birthplace of the "Father of West Point," the house contains a fine...
Birthplace of the "Father of West Point," the house contains a fine collection of pre-19th century furnishings.
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I lived in the general area for many years, but long after his time. General Thayer was very involved in the community.There is an excellent private school named after him. His... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Excellent hotel in hyatt place in Braintree ma the staff was helpful to me they got me check in right away everything was super to me no ploblem at all I stay again at the hotel the health wring people was excellent and brsfast was good people was good no ploblem at thank you.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I lived in the general area for many years, but long after his time. General Thayer was very involved in the community.There is an excellent private school named after him. His birthplace was typical of homes in the area in that time frame.

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Braintree, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

A nice trip back in time, interesting for the whole family. Not overwhelming, but a good taste of one of he earliest colonies.

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The Tour of the Thayer House is a great Tour if you are like history. There is parking and a Museum in the Building where you meet to take the tour. I recommend making a visit if you are interested in local history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Would be good for families with children with short attention spans. Quality exhibits, small but quality.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

This program is local, and cheap, however, I went here on a field trip, and my time was wasted, only making bread and butter to find out I was allergic to some of the ingridients such as dairy, and we sat for about 2 1/2 hours listening to someone share his informational knowledge.

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

I would highly recommend visiting to the Thayer House. It is a great history tour.

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