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Ken K wrote a review Dec 2019
Chesterfield, Virginia6 contributions3 helpful votes
Cannot visit, in a gated community. Need to delete from attractions, don’t waste your time, find something else to do.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Elsa E wrote a review Oct 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada6 contributions1 helpful vote
This historic home actually consists of two structures. The older structure is a stone house build in the 1790's. The new structure was built in 1850 by Lewis Washington and incorporates the older structure at the rear of the house. The house was in a bad state of disrepair until 1980. Since that time it has been restored keeping as much as the original doors, windows, and woodwork as possible. The home currently is part of the Beallair residential community and not open to the public.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Taylor B wrote a review Mar 2019
Chicago, Illinois6,475 contributions5,245 helpful votes
Beall-Air, also known as the Colonel Lewis William Washington House, is more noted for a legend that is associated with the house than for its architecture. The original house, now the rear portion of the building, is believed to have been built in 1800. The main portion of the house, a two-story stuccoed brick structure in Classical Revival style, set on a stone foundation, was completed in 1820. Located near Halltown, West Virginia, it was the home of Colonel Lewis William Washington, a great-great nephew of George Washington and a hostage in John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry. It was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1973. According to legend, Lewis William inherited several relics of George Washington, including a sword allegedly given to Washington by Frederick the Great and a pair of pistols given by the Marquis de Lafayette. John Cook, who served as John Brown's advance party at Harpers Ferry, befriended Washington, took note of the relics, as well as the slave population at Beall-Air. He took Washington, three slaves, the sword and the pistols to Harpers Ferry. In the end, Washington is credited with identifying Brown to the U.S. soldiers who stormed the arsenal at Harpers Ferry. When he surrendered, Brown allegedly was wearing the sword.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Taylor B wrote a review Aug 2018
Chicago, Illinois6,475 contributions5,245 helpful votes
Beall-Air, also known as the Colonel Lewis William Washington House, was the home of a great-great nephew of George Washington and hostage in John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The original house, now the rear portion of the house, is believed to have been built in 1800 lby Thomas Beall. The present front of the house was added in 1820. Located near Halltown, West Virginia, it is a two-story stuccoed brick house in a classical revival style on a stone foundation. The front, or south elevation, has a small portico with a flat roof and four Ionic columns. The front door has sidelights and an overlight echoed by a the second floor window immediately above the portico. A small 2 1/2 story structure to the north of the main house connects to the main house with a two-story link. Lewis William Washington inherited several relics from George Washington, including a sword allegedly given by Frederick The Great to Washington and a pair of pistols given by the Marquise de Lafayette. During John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, a detachment of Brown's force led by John Cook seized the sword and pistols along with Lewis William Washington and three of Washington's slaves at Beall-Air. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Eloise B wrote a review Jul 2015
Sophia, North Carolina57 contributions9 helpful votes
Beautiful home of one of the Washington Family. It is located in a gated community and is only open during specific weekends during the year. When the gates are open, you can see the exterior of the house and the small gardens that are to the side of the house.
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Date of experience: May 2015
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