The Jacob Purdy House has been source-documented as General Washington's Headquarters from July 23 to September 16, 1778. Historians also believe it to have been the General's Headquarters before the Chatterton Hill battle of October 28, 1776. The house has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
When you visit the Jacob Purdy House, you will see authentic displays of what life was like in White Plains in the mid and late 18th century. Guides will be on hand to offer information on the 1776 Battle of White Plains and also on how local families prepared food, furnished their homes, and made their own candles, brooms, and household implements.
The Gift Shop will be open for guests who wish to purchase mementos, books, or pamphlets on White Plains history, or sign up for membership in the White Plains Historical Society. Families with children are especially welcome. Even visitors from Great Britain or Germany’s Hess region – all is forgiven! There will be gifts for children under 12. Light refreshments will be served. All with no charge.