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The Traveller's Rest became a National Historic Landmark for being associated with Gen. Horatio Gates, a popular figure from the Revolutionary War.

Gates, a biritsh officer who joined the Revolutionary Army, bought and lived on this structure in 1763. He also led the Continentals to win over General Burgoyne.

An attractive limestone structure, it represents the building practices of its time. It is known to be one of the last designs of John Ariss, a popular 18th century builder and architect who also made the Eastern Panhandle home in Harewood.

Originally, the eastern portion was built in 1773. Paneling, mantels, anc cornices were later added. After the war, Gates decided to make the house larger. The facade was made syymetrical to the other side of its entry. Larger rooms were also added.

Today, the traveller's rest remains a private property at Jefferson County Route 1/1.
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