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Williamsburg and Hampton Roads Sights

George Wythe House

Updated 12/31/1969

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This home was the residence of Thomas Jefferson's law professor; Wythe was also a signer of the Declaration of Independence. General Washington used the house as a headquarters just before his victory at Yorktown. The large brick structure, built in the mid-18th century, is conspicuously symmetrical: each side has a chimney, and each floor has two rooms on either side of a center hallway. The garden in back is similarly divided. The outbuildings, including a smokehouse,

kitchen, laundry, outhouses, and a chicken coop, are reconstructions.

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Address:

West side of Palace Green, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

Updated 12/31/1969

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