This historic house and tavern in Sloatsburg, New York was built by Issac Van Dusen possibly as early as 1714. Know originally as “Van Deusen’s Tavern,” it would be inherited by Samuel Sidman and Angneitje Van Deusen after their marriage and come to be known as “Sidman’s Tavern.”
During the Revolutionary War, Sidman signed a pledge of support to the Continental Congress and his tavern became the local headquarters for Continental army officers in the Ramapough Pass throughout the war. Figures like General George and James Clinton were among some of the notable guests at the tavern.
Sidman’s Tavern stands within the Woodmont Hills apartment complex today. The property owner is currently working with the Town of Sloatsburg to figure out ways in which they can rehabilitate and preserve the old house.
Know Before You Go..
Sidman’s Tavern sits within a busy apartment complex
The house is private property, where trespassing inside is strictly forbidden and highly dangerous