This historic site in Westchester County is Irvington, New York’s oldest house and was built in 1693 by Jan Harmse. In 1742, Mathius and Sophia Conklin turned the house into a tavern. During the Revolutionary War, it was owned by Colonel Jonathan Odell, a famous guide and militia leader who would later be imprisoned by the British in Sleepy Hollow’s Old Dutch Church. During the war, the area around the tavern was disputed ground and it was at Odell’s Tavern that New York’s new legislature, the Committee of Safety, received the news that George Washington had lost the Battle of Long Island.
Today, Odell Tavern sits near the entrance of a private estate and is not open to the public.
Know Before You Go..
This house is a private residence, so please be respectful of the owner’s property and privacy