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George Wythe House

George Wythe House
George Wythe House

A Window on the Enlightment

At the elegant home of prominent attorney and thinker George Wythe, take part in discussions about the ideas that shaped the Revolution. You may even encounter Mr. Wythe himself, so have questions ready for the man who was Thomas Jefferson’s teacher.

One of the most influential men of the Revolutionary era, George Wythe served as a teacher and mentor to Thomas Jefferson as well as other leaders of the patriot movement in Virginia and the new nation. An avid scientist, he encouraged and celebrated new Enlightenment ideas about the natural world, government, and individual rights.

Be sure to stop by the poultry pens and observe some of the rare breeds behind the house.

Learn more about the Wythe House on History.org Go
Schedule of
Operation:

Hours effective through
January 4, 2015
Mon.: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Tues.: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Wed.: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Thurs.: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Fri.: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Sat.: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Sun.: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Ticket Required?
check Yes
ticketCW Admission
About this Historic Site: Child and Family Friendly Walking Tour

Upcoming Events at the Wythe House Events

Dec 20
5:30 PM
Illumination of Palace Green
Enjoy a traditional 18th-century seasonal celebration featuring the illumination of Palace Green and the surrounding buildings with candles and cressets. The spectacle will be accompanied by a narrative, the firing of muskets, and music performed by the Fifes and Drums.
Dec 27
5:30 PM
Illumination of Palace Green
Enjoy a traditional 18th-century seasonal celebration featuring the illumination of Palace Green and the surrounding buildings with candles and cressets. The spectacle will be accompanied by a narrative, the firing of muskets, and music performed by the Fifes and Drums.
Handicap AccessibilityWide doorway and hall; gardens accessible; outbuildings have one or more steps; most may be viewed from outside. Five steep entrance steps into house, no railing.