Tulpehocken Manor Plantation

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Tulpehocken Manor Plantation
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Tulpehocken Manor Plantation is located in Pennsylvania
Tulpehocken Manor Plantation
Location 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Myerstown on U.S. Route 422, Jackson Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°21′48″N 76°20′25″W / 40.36333°N 76.34028°W / 40.36333; -76.34028Coordinates: 40°21′48″N 76°20′25″W / 40.36333°N 76.34028°W / 40.36333; -76.34028
Area 150 acres (61 ha)
Built c. 1740, 1769, 1883
Architectural style Georgian, Second Empire, "Swiss bank"
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 75001648[1]
Added to NRHP May 12, 1975

Tulpehocken Manor Plantation, also known as the Ley Home, is located near Myerstown, Jackson Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. The property was initially settled by the Ley family about 1740. The eight-room, two-story mansion was built by Michael Ley in 1769 in a Georgian style. It was remodeled and enlarged in 1883, in the Second Empire style. In addition to the manor house, the property includes 18 contributing buildings, 1 contributing site, and 4 contributing structures. They include a small gambrel roofed dwelling known as the Cyrus Sherk House, a mid-19th century stone bank barn, numerous sheds and other farm outbuildings, a seven seat outhouse, a large stone quarry, and the ruins of four locks from the Union Canal constructed in 1794. Michael Ley was a friend of George Washington and he visited the plantation several times between 1777 and 1794.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 12, 1975.[1] It now serves as the headquarters of the Hanover Rifle Battalion, Revolutionary War re-enactors.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes William K. Watson (March 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Tulpehocken Manor Plantation" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-02-28. 

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