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  • Abandoned
  • Battlefield
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Brewery
  • Bridge
  • Cemeteries
  • Church
  • Farm
  • Firehouse
  • Fort
  • Haunted
  • Historic House
  • Historic Structure
  • Historical Event
  • Hotel
  • Inn
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  • Library
  • Lighthouse
  • Lost Place
  • Mill
  • Monument
  • Museums
  • Native American
  • Park
  • Railway Station
  • Restaurant
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  • Road
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Where

This historic site in Valhalla, New York is one of the oldest houses in Westchester County. The house was built between 1719 and 1720 on a 200-acre farm that builder, William Hammond, leased on the Philipsburg Manor. William Hammond served the local community as a captain of the local militia and as an elder at Sleepy Hollow’s Old Dutch Church.

During the Revolutionary War, William’s son, James, would fight as a Patriot colonel in the Battle of White Plains. Legend has it that George Washington met with James at the Hammond House and shortly after he left, a group of Loyalists descended on the house to kidnap Washington. In his absence, they took James Hammond and sent him to a prisoner of war ship on the Hudson River.

Today, the Hammond House survives due to its purchase and restoration in 1995 by Frederick Rock, who has turned it into a fine art and antiques store.


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