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Free Tours of The Rockingham Historic House in Franklin Township
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- As of August 30, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event.
Tour of The Rockingham Historic House
Join us for a tour of Rockingham and its 18th-century period-furnished rooms, with a special focus on General Washington’s stay, including who accompanied him and what occurred at that time in the house’s history!
While the Continental Congress was meeting in Princeton, Rockingham, home of the prominent Berrien family, served as General George Washington’s final Revolutionary War headquarters for over two-and-one-half months in 1783. On October 31, 1783, Washington and Congress received the long awaited news—the final version of the Treaty of Paris had been signed and the thirteen colonies were indeed independent of Great Britain.
For eight years Washington had served his country in the Revolutionary War and as one of his last official acts wrote the Farewell Orders to the Armies at Rockingham in late October, in which he expressed his deep admiration and appreciation for the American army and announced his return to civilian life—renouncing any thought of kingship and ensuring the newly-minted country was headed in the direction envisioned in the Declaration of Independence seven years before.
When is this event?
September 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT
When is the raindate?
No rain date information has been provided.
Does this event repeat?
This event is held Wednesday – Sunday.
Is the event indoors or outdoors?Indoor
Is registration required?Yes
Reservations must be made at least 24 hours before tour time. FACIAL COVERINGS are REQUIRED inside the house. Meet on the south (front) stone porch by the blue flag, facing the garden.
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