Charles Washington’s Happy Retreat is the 1780 home of Charles Washington, founder of Charles Town and youngest brother of George Washington. The Friends of Happy Retreat is a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization working to purchase, restore, develop, and operate the historic Happy Retreat for public enjoyment and education, for encouragement of area economic development through heritage tourism, and for the enrichment of community life through programs in the arts, culture, and history.
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Saturday, September 14th, 2013 Claymont Mansion Tickets may be purchased by calling.
Saturday, September 14th, 2013
Tickets may be purchased by calling.
Claymont is the most elaborate of the Washington plantation homes built in Jefferson County, West Virginia (then Virginia). It was built in 1820 by Bushrod Corbin Washington, grandson of George Washington’s younger brother John Augustine Washington. The house destroyed by fire in 1838 was rebuilt by Bushrod Corbin Washington in 1840 using the original walls and is the Georgian style brick Mansion that stands today. Claymont is owned by the Claymont Society for Continuous Education a non-profit educational organization.
Attendance is limited for this event. Table sponsorships are available for $1000 which includes a table for eight, or $100 per person and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Attendance is limited to 125.
Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served from six to seven o'clock, followed by
a dinner buffet at seven o'clock in the evening, dancing will commence at eight
Proceeds from this event will benefit Friends of Happy Retreat and its effort to secure the purchase of