Visiting the homes of America's Founding Fathers on a Historic America Road Trip

  1. Abraham Clark Memorial House

    The original house of Abraham Clark burned down at the beginning of the 20th century. A replica of the house was built in 1941 at a land once owned by Clark at Roselle, New Jersey.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Fort Wilson

    Infamous for the Fort Wilson Riot. In October 1779, the house was attacked by an angry mob because James Wilson defended the right of Philadelphian loyalists to hold private property.

  5. Fragments of Franklin Court

    Franklin Court was the site of the house Benjamin Franklin built in 1763. It was demolished in 1812 with plans of transforming it into a commercial property.

  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. Josiah Bartlett House

    Built for Josiah Bartlett around 1774 as a replacement of his house destroyed by fire. The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971.

  15. King Manor Museum

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

  16. Monticello

    Thomas Jefferson designed and redesigned, built and rebuilt Monticello for over forty years. He calls it his “essay in architecture.” It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.

  17. 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.

  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. Stratford Hall, home of the Lees of Virginia

    Residence of four generations of the Lee family and their slaves, including Richard Henry Lee. In 1929, the Robert E. Lee Memorial Association was formed to restore the house and open it to public.

  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 Old House at Peace field

    Home of John Adams, first Vice President and 2nd President of the United States, and his wife, Abigail Smith Adams. Peacefield was also the home of John Quincy Adams, the 6th United States President.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. Thomas Stone National Historic Site

    Also known as Habre de Venture. The house was built in 1771 where Thomas Stone and his family lived until 1783. The house passed through five generations of Stone family descendants until it was sold.

  26. Wythe House

    The George Wythe house was built in 1753 and given as a gift from George Wythe’s father in law. The house served as General Washingtons' headquarters before the Battle of Yorktown.