Wayne, New Jersey Revolutionary War Sites
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REVOLUTIONARY WAR SITES IN WAYNE, NEW JERSEY

Wayne was named for Anthony Wayne, an American General in the Revolutionary War.
Wayne New Jersey Revolutionary War Sites
DEY MANSION / WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS MUSEUM
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Dey Mansion / Washington's Headquarters Museum
199 Totowa Road
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Dey Mansion Website
(973) 696-1776

CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS

 

The Mansion of Colonel Theunis Dey served as Washington's headquarters from July 1 - 29, 1780, and again from October 9 - November 27, 1780. While he stayed here, the main encampment of the army was in Totowa, [1] and General Lafayette's light infantry were encamped in Hawthorne.

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SCHUYLER-COLFAX HOUSE HISTORIC MUSEUM
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Schuyler-Colfax House
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Schuyler-Colfax House Historic Museum
Hamburg Turnpike
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The Schuyler-Colfax Historic Museum is currently closed to tours
Wayne Township has purchased the Schuyler-Colfax House, and the home is currently undergoing restoration. The Schuyler-Colfax House will be opened to the public as a museum when the restoration is complete.

Schuyler-Colfax House Website

There are 2 historic markers out front, that read: [2]

"Schuyler-Colfax - This house is an example of 18th Century architecture. The Schuyler and Colfax families were prominent in shaping New Jersey history. "

"This house which is Wayne's oldest was built in 1695 by Arent Schuyler, one of the leaders of the original settlement William Colfax who married Ester Schuyler in 1783 gave the house the Colfax name "

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ENCAMPMENT SITE MARKER
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Encampment Site Marker
Two Bridges Rd., near Lincoln Blvd.
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This area was used as a campsite by the New Jersey Brigade, during the time General Washington was at Dey Mansion.

The historic marker pictured is on Two Bridges Road, near Lincoln Blvd.

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VAN SAUN HOUSE / LAFAYETTE HEADQUARTERS
Van Saun House
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Lafayette Headquarters
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Van Saun House Lafayette Headquarters
23 Laauwe Avenue
(Private Home)

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This house is a private residence.
Please respect the privacy and property of the owners.

The historic marker in front of the house reads:
"This old Dutch home was built in 1769 by Samuel Van Saun. In 1780 it served as headquarters of Major General Marquis de Lafayette and his troops. " [3]

Sources:

1. ^ Sign erected by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, 2010. The marker is an exact replica of one originally installed by the State of New Jersey in 1932. Click here for article about this series of Passaic County historic signs.

2. ^ State of New Jersey historic signs in front of Schuyler-Colfax House.

2. ^ Historic sign in front of the Van Saun House