Slave Quarters in Jefferson County

Combine history and architecture in this unique overnight tour to a rustic Washington family home and historic slave quarters in Jefferson County, West Virginia.

There are a number of well-preserved slave quarters in Jefferson County. You’ll stay at rustic Claymont Court on property surveyed by George Washington and owned by his grand nephew, Bushrod Corbin Washington. Register in the late afternoon, have a special catered dinner in the wood-paneled dining room, followed by a lecture on this Washington family property, slave history in Jefferson County, and what to expect the next day. After a breakfast, we’ll visit two nearby slave quarters, have a catered lunch, visit two more locations, and return to Claymont Court for tea, discussion, and to say our goodbyes.

Suggested Reading:
John C. Allen, “Uncommon Vernacular: The Early Homes of Jefferson County 1735-1835,” West Virginia University Press, Morgantown, WV: 2011.


Dates: September 26 – 27, 2017

Price: $329 per person

Activity Level:
You’ll use stairways to bedrooms on second and third floor and board buses several times during the day.

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