Summerseat

Eighteenth Century Georgian Manor house Historic Summerseat, owned by the Historic Morrisville Society, is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year, 2015. Summerseat is a Registered National Historic Landmark because of its “exceptional value” to the United States.

Few homes in America can rival the importance of the people who owned or stayed in Summerseat during the Revolutionary War era of the United States. The most famous of these is General George Washington who stayed at Summerseat December 8th – 14th, 1776. Summerseat is the only home that was owned by two signers of both the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution, Robert Morris and George Clymer.

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Historic Summerseat

Few homes in America have been owned by, or occupied by such important people of the 18th century as Summerseat. Summerseat was General George Washington’s Headquarters in Decembers 1776 and owned by two signers of both the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution, Robert Morris and George Clymer.

During Washington’s time there, Summerseat was owned by Thomas Barclay who would become America’s first consul overseas and who also negotiated America’s first Treaty with foreign nation, Morocco.

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