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Completed in 1753, the Carlyle House Historic Park was originally built for Scottish immigrant and merchant John Carlyle. As the Carlyles were related to the Washingtons, one of the historic mansion?s claims to fame is having President George Washington as one of its frequent overnight guests (maybe even longer!). In fact, regular re-enactments that are presented at the mansion are adapted from the diaries of Washington himself. During the Indian-French War, the home also served as headquarters for British General Edward Braddock. Original furnishings visitors may enjoy viewing at the mansion include the blue dining room?s molding and cornices as well as the exposed dovetailed beams in the smaller bedrooms.

The Carlyle House Historic Park is also the only property in the National Register of Historic Place that showcases 1700?s Georgian Palladian architecture.
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