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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
August 31, 2014
Mon.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tues.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wed.: Closed
Thurs.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri.: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sat.: Closed
Sun.: 9 a.m.–5 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

Nov 8
10:00 AM
The Iroquois in Williamsburg
Observing the Siege:
The Iroquois, Lafayette, and Washington
Visit with Generals Lafayette and Washington as they prepare for the siege of Yorktown and confer with their recently arrived Indian allies.
Nov 8
1:00 PM
The Iroquois in Williamsburg
Observing the Siege:
The Iroquois, Lafayette, and Washington
Visit with Generals Lafayette and Washington as they prepare for the siege of Yorktown and confer with their recently arrived Indian allies.
Nov 9
9:30 AM
The Iroquois in Williamsburg
Observing the Siege:
The Iroquois, Lafayette, and Washington
Visit with Generals Lafayette and Washington as they prepare for the siege of Yorktown and confer with their recently arrived Indian allies.
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.