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.

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Schedule of
Operation:

Hours effective through
Sep. 2, 2016

Open 9-1 PM
beginning 8/22

Mon.: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Tues.: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wed.: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thurs.: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Fri.: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sat.: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sun.: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Ticket Required?
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About this Historic Site: Child and Family Friendly Walking Tour

Upcoming Events at the Wythe House Events

Oct 8
11:00 AM
General Washington’s Headquarters:
A Proper Plan
Meet with General Washington’s staff officers and discover the many challenges faced in planning for the upcoming siege of British troops at Yorktown.
Oct 8
2:30 PM
The Officers Confer
Join in conversation with Washington’s “inner circle” as they struggle to secure food, clothing, shelter, and ammunition for the Allied Army, which totals over 20,000 men.
Oct 9
10:30 AM
Preparing for a Siege
After five long years of war, a victory for the American and French Allied forces may be at hand. But as General Washington and his staff discuss final preparations for the siege at Yorktown, concerns of trust between friends and allies emerge.
Oct 9
1:30 PM
General Washington’s Headquarters:
A Proper Plan
Meet with General Washington’s staff officers and discover the many challenges faced in planning for the upcoming siege of British troops at Yorktown.
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.