The DeWint House
The DeWint House
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zebrasky
Pittsburgh, PA199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
Visited the DeWint House recently. Very historic home. George Washington had used this home as his HQ during the Revolutionary War. There is a small museum on the grounds pack with interesting items. The home is also open to visitors. The grounds are also very well kept. Nice place to relax and even have a picnic.
Written October 11, 2020
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Lee L
Valhalla, NY2,143 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
This is the site of one of Washington's HQ during the Revolutionary War. It's maintained by the Masons and on their property. You walk up and go inside. I've been there when no one is there and when there is someone there to answer questions. It's a definite place to stop if you are hitting the other Revolutionary sights; Stony PT Battlefield, 76 House, Tappan Church, West Point, Cantonment sight etc. in the area.
Written August 28, 2016
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James C
Brooklyn, NY1,281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
Really nice historic site. The grounds are so peaceful and the information on the exhibits are great. Totally worth a stop especially in the nice weather. Benches and walking space is so pleasant.
Written May 24, 2021
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NormanG126
Fort Lee, NJ54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
The house is kept in original condition and furnished as it would have been at the time. The Masons have preserved the house and property in wonderful condition. The 12 minute introductory video is a good history of the property.
Written March 27, 2019
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calexicon
New York City, NY68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
Our group thoroughly enjoyed visiting the DeWint national historic Masonic site,where George Washington (who was a Mason his whole life) stayed 4 times. It is an excellent place to learn about colonial life, history, and Freemasonry, with many artifacts that were found on the grounds. There are beautiful, unusual, trees, such as an enormous weeping birch, and chestnut trees. The town of Tappan has no fewer than 15 historic sites.There is a small slave cemetery on theDeWint grounds .
Written September 29, 2018
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Robert H
London11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
We never knew there was so much history in this small town just 20 minutes north of Manhattan. It turns out that Tappan has a lot of history from the Revolutionary War. While we came to see the place where Major Andre was held and then executed, we were pleasantly surprised to learn that George Washington also spent much time here during the War. The Dewint House was his headquarters, and visiting it is a trek back in time, set on a spacious estate near the downtown. Highly recommended if you enjoy American history.
Written January 1, 2017
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RetiredPD2007
Tappan, NY307 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016
A Fedral Patrk owned and maintained by the Masons, the house itself is in prime condition. The adjacent carraige house museum is terrific. Colonial Days hosted here in September: re-enactors' bivouac; petting zoo; candle making, quilting, cider press...great for the kids,
Written August 9, 2016
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robcurtross
New York City, NY13,615 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Solo
Superb maintenance both outside and inside.

For anyone interested in Hudson Valley colonial dutch architecture, this is an essential stop. The house was built in 1700 and the date is marked in glazed brick.

Washington state here during the trial, signing of the death warrant and hanging of British spy major John Andre.

Washington served Andre with meals in this house during that period.

"He was more unfortunate than criminal,
An accomplished man and a gallant officer."

Thought-provoking history.
Written August 6, 2016
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John K
1,253 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
The Masons, of which Washington was among the most distinguished members, own and operate this property. It is free to the public and open year round. The house dates to 1700. The Carriage House, which features some exhibits and a video detailing the Masons' involvement with the site, is much later. No tours are offered. You enter the house through a door and look into the rooms through plexiglass. It's not the best way to see it but it is practical and surely saves on wear and tear. The grounds are spacious and carefully landscaped, with flower beds here and there and many magnificent trees providing shade and a beautiful prospect on a hot summer's day. It is a place of repose. But it is very low-key and is therefore, I think, a good place to introduce George Washington and to talk about the role he played in the Founding. Because Tappan is where Major Andre was tried and hanged, it also is a good place to talk about love of country. There is certainly no doubt that the people who tend to this place do so out of love.
Written July 2, 2016
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george d
River Vale, NJ58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
Whether you just go into the main house to see some museum treasures or walk over to the Historic De Windt House, you will be transported back in time with the period furniture and eye opening sensation of the real lodging of one of George Washington's rumored overnight stays. This one was a for-sure home that he used when in the southern part of New York and to be close to the Hudson River for speedy access to New Amsterdam.
Written March 22, 2016
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