WELCOME 
to
Claymont Delaware's historic
c. 1723
ROBINSON HOUSE

1 Naamans Road
(Naamans Rd & Philadelphia Pike)
Claymont, DE 19703
302-792-0285
Click here for directions


~ Fall  2012 Events - 
check back periodically ~


Sorry. Event Cancelled.

The Brandywine History Forum

(sponsored by Claymont Historical Society)

 Saturday, November 17, 2012

1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Brandywine Hundred Library

 


Flag Day Ceremony at the Robinson House
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

 
Click on photo below to view pictures of ceremony

      Boy Scout Troop 33 IHM

Visit the awesome new web site for the Claymont Historical Society

www.claymonthistoricalsociety.org

click on photo below to visit site

New site designed by Phillips Saddler Creative

This Robinson House web site will remain up for the Naamans Heritage Association and Archive Events at the Robinson House

Look for a redesign of this site in the future

Click Events Archive link above to view some prior events sponsored by the Claymont Historical Society and the Darley Society

 
 

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NAAMANS HERITAGE ASSOCIATION

The Robinson House is home to the Claymont Historical Society &
The Darley Society, which jointly formed the Naamans Heritage Association
whose sole responsibility is to manage the House via a Board of Governors.


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Our Mission

"PRESERVING A SPIRIT OF PLACE"
 (The National Trust's 2002 Theme)

  - Preserving our buildings, sites, and culture ...
  - Promoting the arts in memory of Felix Darley ...
  - Providing a "community place" via the House ...   

Please help us by joining one or more of the societies.

Click on the appropriate link, print the PDF form and mail with check to address on form.

Click on the link below to download free Adobe Reader to view PDF forms (if you don't have it)

Click here to join the 
Naamans Heritage Association

Click here to join 
The Darley Society

Click here to join and to visit the 
awesome new web site for the

Claymont Historical Society

Click here to make a 
Contribution
to
the Naamans Heritage Association


Some Robinson House Historical Notes

      Colonel Thomas Robinson served in the American Revolutionary War
 and was wounded at the Battle of the Brandywine. He was inducted into the ORDER OF CINCINNATI by George Washington in 1785.

     Key Revolutionary War period visitors to the house were George Washington, Lighthorse Harry Lee, Mad Anthony Wayne, Lafayette, and many other notables as they traversed the Kings Highway (The Pike).

     It was reported that Caesar Rodney changed horses here on his famous ride to Philadelphia in 1776.

     In the 1900's, the house hosted an artists' colony of Howard Pyle students (c. 1907-1914) and then served as the "Naamans Tea House" (1914-1964).

     The Naamans Kill Questers managed the House from 1976-2002.

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THE HOUSE IS AVAILABLE FOR RENTALS

Call the house phone and leave a message (302-792-0285)
(your call will be returned)

or
Frances West, 
President, Naamans Heritage Association
 (302- 475-8154 )  Double Parlor

... Rental Information    Click to visit

 ... Rental Agreement      Click to visit


Robinson House Photos

To learn more about the House, click on a link below:

  • Directions to the House (Getting into the Parking Lot .. 
    it's tricky)
       Click to visit


Other Web Site Links

  • Claymont Historical Society - Click to visit

  • Claymont Renaissance - Click to visit
    Claymont Renaissance

  • F. O. C. Darley - Click to visit 

  • The Claymont Stone School -  Click to visit
     

  • Washington - Rochambeau  Revolutionary Route (W3R) U.S.A. and Delaware Committees - Click to visit
        
    (The route taken by the Generals from Newport, Rhode Island to Yorktown, VA in 1780-1783. They entered Delaware at Claymont, passed through Penny Hill, Brandywine Village, Wilmington, Newport, Stanton, Christiana, Cooch's Bridge, and exited at Iron Hill.)W3R



Call (302) 792-0285 to leave a message for further information

Your call will be returned

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Thank you for stopping by ... please visit us again!

Original site and information created and compiled by Ray Hester
formerly of the Darley Manor Inn

November 12,  2012

Copyright 2012 Claymont Historical Society