Woodchuck Lodge

Local nameWoodchuck Lodge
LocationNew York, USA

Woodchuck Lodge, also known as John Burroughs Memorial State Historic Site is in Roxbury in the western Catskills of Delaware County, New York, was a summertime home of naturalist John Burroughs. He is buried here, at the foot of a rock on which he played as a child. From the gravesite one has a panoramic view of mountains.

"In 1913, Henry Ford purchased the Roxbury farm as a present for John Burroughs. The property included three bedroom farmhouse built by John Burroughs' brother Curtis in 1863. Later, after naturalist John Burroughs rented the old farmhouse from his nephew, John Burroughs, son of his brother Curtis, he named it "Woodchuck Lodge" after what he deemed were pesky woodchucks who had a cordon of woodchuck holes all over the nearby fields. John's nephew, John, ran the farm from the main house."It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1962.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodchuck_Lodge

Official website http://nysparks.com/historic-sites/3/details.aspx

Phone +1 518 827 6111

Address 1596 Burroughs Memorial Rd, 12474, United States

Coordinates 42°17'46.249" N -74°35'0.95" E

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