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“1787 house-interesting history, especially connected to Meriwether Lewis”

Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House
Reviewed September 13, 2012

This stately colonial house in downtown Lancaster is now home of the Preservation Society of Lancaster. They have offices there but have a free self guided tour of this nicely renovated 18th century town home which has a number of interesting artifacts. The house was home of Andrew Ellicott, a famous surveyor who worked on the plans for the development of Washington, DC. Because of his fame, before the Lewis and Clark Expedition began, Thomas Jefferson had Meriwether Lewis travel to this house in Lancaster for 3 weeks to learn surveying from Ellicott. There are exhibits about that time as well as surveying equipment. An interesting part of of US history.

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