Gerrit Smith Estate

Gerrit Smith Estate

Several period buildings (though not the Smith mansion, which burned in 1936) occupy the Gerrit Smith Estate in the village of Peterboro.

Visitor Center

Visitor Center

This visitor center, open Sundays 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., provides interpretation of the Estate and its structures.

Barn and Land Office

Barn and Land Office

Two of the period buildings include a wooden barn and the brick Land Office (built in 1804 by Peter Smith, founder of Peterboro and father of Gerrit Smith). The Land Office was the nerve center of Gerrit's sprawling real estate empire.

Land Office Plaque

Land Office Plaque

Plaque on the 1804 Peterboro Land Office building.

Landmark Plaque

Landmark Plaque

The Gerrit Smith Estate was named a National Historic Landmark in 2001.

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