Patriots of the American Revolution — Road trip to their birthplaces and homes

  1. American Independence Museum

    One of New Hampshire's first brick houses built in 1721 by Nathaniel Ladd. Purchased in 1747 by Daniel Gilman and home to Nicholas Gilman, Jr. Now a part of Exeter’s American Independence Museum.

  2. Belle Grove Plantation

    Belle Grove is a historic plantation and the birthplace of James Madison, the fourth President of the United States, in an earlier house which no longer stands.

  3. Berrien House

    Home of Revolutionary War hero Major John Berrien and his son Senator John Macpherson Berrien, "America's Cicero."

  4. Clermont Manor

    The Clermont State Historic Site, also known as the Clermont Manor, was the former estate of the family of Robert Livingston, seven generations of whom lived on the site over more than two centuries.

  5. George Washington Birthplace National Monument

    Established in the 17th century as a colonial plantation, George Washington was born and lived here until age three, returning later to live here as a teenager.

  6. George Washington's Mount Vernon

    Home of George Washington built in 1735. The house began as a one and a half story farmhouse and was slowly enlarged for the next 45 years after George acquired the property in 1754.

  7. Gouverneur Museum

    Built as a residence for Gouverneur Morris when he visited his large landholdings in the north and for use by his land agents. Called a "mansion" because it was bigger than other homes in the area.

  8. Gunston Hall

    Home of the United States Founding Father George Mason. Built in the 18th-century and located near the Potomac River in Mason Neck, Virginia, USA.

  9. Hamilton Grange National Memorial

    Named "The Grange" after Hamilton's grandfather's estate in Scotland. Home of Alexander Hamilton which was completed in 1802, and has been relocated twice, first in 1889 and again in 2006.

  10. James Madison's Montpelier

    James Madison's Montpelier was home to the Madison family, including fourth President of the United States, James Madison, and his wife Dolley.

  11. James Monroe's Highland

    Owned and operated by Pres. James Monroe for twenty-four years. Today, it serves as a reminder of the invisible work force that enabled the plantation system to work and thrive.

  12. John Dickinson Plantation

    Generally known as Poplar Hall, this property was home to John Dickinson, known as the "penman of the Revolution". The mansion opened as a museum in May 1956 and is still in operation to this day.

  13. John Jay Homestead

    Located in Katonah, New York. The homestead is also known as Bedford House or as John Jay House. It was the home of statesman John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States.

  14. King Manor Museum

    The home of Rufus King, one of America's founding fathers and signer of the Constitution, where he lived until 1825.

  15. Nathan Hale Homestead Museum

    Home of Nathan Hale, it is also known as the Deacon Richard Hale House. The house was sold to a series of other families for private residence. Today, it operates as a historic house museum.

  16. Oliver Ellsworth Homestead

    Also known as Elmwood, built in 1781. The original house is a two story wood frame on a stone foundation and was continuously occupied by the family of Oliver Ellsworth until 1903.

  17. Osgood House

    Owned by Jacob Osgood, friend and host to James Otis. Otis spent nearly two years at the Osgood farm recuperating from a head injury and was killed here by lightening in 1783.

  18. Patrick Henry's Scotchtown

    The only original standing home of the Patriot and Orator of the American Revolution, Patrick Henry. He lived here from 1771-1778 and where he formulated the ideas of his “Liberty or Death” speech.

  19. Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial

    Last home and burial place of the "voice of American liberty", Patrick Henry.

  20. Rockingham Historic Site

    Birthplace of John Berrien and was George Washington's final headquarters of the Revolutionary War. It is believed to be the second oldest house in the Millstone River Valley.

  21. The John Marshall House

    Built in 1790 by John Marshall, known as the Great Chief Justice of the United States. He lived there for forty-five years until his death in 1835.

  22. The Pickering House

    Home of Col. Timothy Pickering. Built in 1660, the property is one of America's oldest house and was home to a single family for over three and a half centuries.

  23. Thomas Paine Cottage Museum

    The Thomas Paine Cottage is the last structure in North America that the Founding Father, Thomas Paine, owned as his home and is open to the public as a historic house museum.

  24. Winslow-Warren House

    Originally constructed in 1726 by British Gen. John Winslow. In 1757, James Warren and his wife, Mercy Otis moved into the house. The Warrens were among the leading Patriots of the Revolutionary era.