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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Tappan, New York

Today I visited Tappan, Rockland County, New York. I had lunch at the '76 House, the oldest tavern in New York. Major John André, who was a British spy and plotted with Benedict Arnold, was held prisoner at the '76 House before he was executed.

I also visited the DeWint House, the oldest surviving structure in Rockland County, New York. It was George Washington's temporary headquarters four times during the American Revolution.

The coat rack in the DeWint House is the original one that was used when George Washington visited.

The Carriage House was built in the mid-1800s.

The weeping willow tree on the grounds is a shoot from the largest weeping willow tree in the United States.

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