Monday, April 17, 2017

Vernon House

Newport, RI  2017

You can hardly walk a block in Newport without passing a National Historic Landmark.  Fortunately there is a very active restoration foundation in Newport which overlooks many of these landmarks.  The Vernon House was built about 1758 and once served as headquarters for General Count De Rochambeau, commander of the French Allied Forces during the American Revolution.  George Washington is said to have stayed here in 1781 and perhaps discussed strategy with Rochambeau.

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