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The Vicary House was constructed in 1826 for a Philadelphia sea captain, William Vicary. Today the beautiful mansion overlooks the Ohio River in what is now Freedom. The house is constructed of large sandstone blocks quarried from the property. It is a fine example of local vernacular style of architecture.
Thanks to the efforts of the BCHRLF, the public is able to enjoy the house with tours by costumed docents, educational programs, archaeological digs, reenactments, and an 1800's fashion show that showcases this historical treasure while educating its visitors. Visit in the spring and summer to see the beautiful gardens surrounding the house. The house offers more than just tours. It is very interactive for people of all ages to attend. The Vicary House also produces programs for children to learn about history also. Call or visit to see what is new and what events are upcoming.
Directions from Pittsburgh - Take Route 65 N from Pittsburgh for 24 Miles. Get off on the Freedom Exit. The Vicary House will be on your right.
Local Directions - The house is located on the main street of Freedom. Parking is available in both the rear of the house, and on the street. Visit the Old Economy Village just up the road when traveling to the Vicary House.