Great Places

Hale-Byrnes House & the George Washington Tree

39°42'4.56"N  75°39'1.70"W

606 Stanton-Christiana Road
Newark, DE 19713

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The historic Hale-Byrnes House is a 1750s-era brick, Georgian home where, on the first Wednesday of every month, from noon to 3 p.m., you can learn about colonial life in Delaware, the White Clay Creek, and the famous "George Washington Tree" located just outside. The George Washington Tree is where General George Washington held a war council with the Marquis de Lafayette and other Continental Army officers on September 6, 1777, just after the Battle of Cooches Bridge, the only Revolutionary War Battle to take place on Delaware soil. This tree won't be around forever. See it while you still can.

This site is located on the the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route. Visit to further explore this and similar locations.

Insider's tip: Some navigation systems have difficulty with the address above, so you may want to use that of the nearest neighbor: 550 Stanton-Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713.

Photo by Shaun Bailey

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