Fodor's Expert Review George Wythe House

Williamsburg House/Mansion/Villa

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.

House/Mansion/Villa Historic District/Site Historical

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West side of Palace Green
Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia  USA

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