Where Washington changed history
The Dey Mansion, located in Wayne NJ on the Preakness Valley Golf Course, achieved national recognition as General George Washington’s revolutionary war headquarters and is considered to be the “Jewel of the Passaic County Park’s Department”. After extensive renovations, the historic Dey Mansion, will be re-dedicated on Monday, February 22, 2016. The day will begin at 10:30am with tours of the newly restored mansion, along with Revolutionary War re-enactments and an official re-opening ceremony, planned for noon.
Dey Mansion is a pillar of the American Revolution, and was one of the places where General Washington turned the tide of the war. The Mansion is also noted for being the place where Washington first learned of the betrayal of Benedict Arnold. The Mansion was chosen because of its proximity to Great Falls in Paterson, which had an abundance of food and forage, and strong strategic positioning.
Freeholder Director TJ Best said, “It’s rare for a county to have a piece of American History that’s as significant as the Dey Mansion. I am proud we worked together to preserve and restore this landmark.” said Freeholder Director TJ Best. “If you haven’t had an opportunity to visit the historic Dey Mansion, the re-dedication ceremony would be a great time to reconnect with a piece of American history right here in Passaic County.”