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The DeWint House, Tappan

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The DeWint House, or De Wint House, at Tappan, New York is one of the oldest surviving structures in Rockland County, New York and is an outstanding example of Hudson Valley Colonial Dutch architecture. It was built using indigenous stone in 1700 by Daniel DeClark, a Hollander, who emigrated to America in 1676. The date is marked in glazed bricks along the fa├žade.
In 1746, West Indies planter Patriot Johannes DeWint and his spouse Antje Dewint bought the house. His daughter, Anna Maria, and her husband, Major Fredericus Blauvelt, lived at the house.
The DeWint House became a temporary headquarters of Commander-in-Chief George Washington during the American Revolution. General George Washington was a guest in the south parlor twice in 1780 and twice in 1783. The "Washington Room" at the DeWint House is a National Masonic Historic Site.
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  • 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.....  more »
  • 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....  more »

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