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This historic house that’s also known as the “Nicoll-Sill House” in Bethlehem, New York was built by Rensselaer Niccol (1707-1776) around 1736. At that time, the house was situated on an estate known as “Bethlehem,” a 1,300-acre estate that Niccol had inherited from his mother’s brother, Kiliaen Van Rensselaer. The house he built would serve as the home for himself and his new bride, Elizabeth Salisbury.

In 1785, the wedding of Rensselaer Niccol’s granddaughter, Elizabeth, would bring notables individuals such as Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr to Bethlehem House.

Over the years, its appearance has changed from its original incarnation with additions that were made in 1795 and 1812.

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  • This house is a private residence, so please be respectful of the owner’s property and privacy

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