Horace Greeley was an American newspaper editor, a founder of the Liberal Republican Party, a reformer, a politician, and an outspoken opponent of slavery. He died on November 29, 1872. The Greeley home in Chappaqua, New York now houses the New Castle Historical Society.
Where is Horace Greeley Buried?
- The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Chappaqua New York
- The Friend Meeting House Cemetary in Chappaqua New York
- Green-Wood Cemetary in Brooklyn New York
The Horace Greeley House, the Greeley family’s country home from 1864-1872, is the headquarters of the New Castle Historical Society’s programs, exhibits, and extensive research resources. The Horace Greeley House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It provides a handsome example of 19th century architecture and has significance as the former home of one of the town’s most celebrated residents. The house is situated on a hillside close to the center of town, where it has been a well-loved landmark for nearly 150 years.
The following are pictures from the tour we recently took of the house.
- The Horace Greeley: His Life and Times exhibit depicts his achievements as a publisher and a politician as well as the culture of the years in which he lived in Chappaqua.
- The Stroll Down Town: Then and Now exhibit depicts how the town grew and changed and the type of businesses and services reflected this change.
For more information visit the New Castle Historical Society Website