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Flight of the Madisons: Rokeby Farmhouse

Flight of the Madisons: Rokeby Farmhouse

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Flight of the Madisons: Rokeby Farmhouse

The former site of Rokeby Farmhouse, which no longer exists.

The house at Rokeby Farm, owned by Richard and Matilda Lee Love, was built in 1813 and later rebuilt around 1820 after a fire. On the night of August 24, 1814, it was crowded with people seeking refuge from British-occupied Washington. Legend holds that from this house, Dolley Madison watched the red sky from the fires burning in the capital city. The Rokeby Farmhouse is no longer in existence. The property, now occupied by Rokeby Farms Stables, is not open to the public.

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