Dey Mansion

199 Totowa Rd.
Wayne, NJ 07470- Map It
(973) 696-1776

AAA Editor Notes

Dey Mansion is at 199 Totowa Rd. in Preakness Valley Park. The Georgian manor was built by Dirck Dey, a Dutch-born planter, in the 1740s. His son Theunis, commander of the Bergen County militia, invited Gen. George Washington to use the mansion as his headquarters in 1780. The stately house is furnished in period. On the 2-acre site are a blacksmith shop, a plantation house, a formal garden and a family cemetery. Picnicking is permitted.
$1; free (ages 0-9).
Hours: Guided 30-minute tours are offered Wed.-Fri. 1-4, Sat.-Sun. 10-noon and 1-4. Last tour begins 30 minutes before closing. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.