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Washington’s Encampment at Dey Mansion

Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Dey Mansion is hosting an encampment in commemoration of General George Washington’s visit to the Preakness Valley on Saturday, July 17th  and Sunday, July 18th from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

During October of 1780, General George Washington and his troops were encamped at the Dey Mansion, home of Colonel Theunis Dey, as well as the surrounding area to await word on the arrival of the French Army. The Dey Mansion offered abundant food and a safe haven for the Continental Army.

Come and learn what life was like as a soldier during the American Revolution. Watch soldiers cleaning their muskets while women prepare meals. Some officers may be drilling with their men while others plan for battle or play cards. Special appearances will be made by New Jersey’s local militia and the continental army. The day will be filled with 18th century games, music, demonstrations and crafters.

The event is free. Parking and outdoor activities are free to the public.

Unfortunately, the museum and visitor are closed for very exciting and unique projects. The projects will be completed by the end of the year.

The Dey Mansion is an excellent example of Georgian architecture of the mid eighteenth century, which served as Washington’s Headquarters in July, October and November of 1780. Today, the Dey Mansion is owned by Passaic County and operated by the Department of Cultural and Historic Affairs. The Dey Mansion is open to the public for tours and programs. For more information on the Dey Mansion please contact us at 973-706-6640 or visit our website at www.DeyMansion.org


Saturday, July 17, 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Dey Mansion
199 Totowa Road
Wayne, NJ 07470 United States
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