The Freedom House - Piermont, New York
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The Freedom House - Piermont, New York

Though Aaron Burr was never president, he was first in line for the job at the beginning of the 19th century. Following one of the most famous duels in American history—the one that killed Alexander Hamilton in the summer of 1804—Thomas Jefferson's vice president hid out in this Dutch Colonial in a quiet village in Rockland County, NY, overlooking the scenic Sparkill Creek. Dueling had been outlawed by that time, and Burr was charged with several crimes, including murder, but he escaped prosecution. The Freedom House, as it is known, was built in 1749 by freed slaves. More recently, it was home to John Crawford, one of Jim Henson's Muppet makers.

You can duel over the asking price of $775,000.

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