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Cliveden House (Benjamin Chew House)

Listed under Military History in Germantown, United States.

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The battle of Germantown was fought near the Cliveden House in 1777 during the American Revolutionary War. The house was the site of some of the bloodiest fighting during the war, and was owned by Benjamin Chew, a Supreme Court Justice who was being held in New Jersey.

The British occupied the house during the battle and sent George Washington and his army fleeing in defeat. The house was in the Chew family for seven generations. It is built in an elegant style with decorative furniture and was noted for its Georgian architecture.

The house is open for tours and visits April-December.

Written by  Cassandra Lund.

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