Warner House

The Warner House is located on Constitution Island on the Hudson River. The island is near Boscobel and right across the river from West Point. The house is a landmark because it was home, from 1839 to 1915, to the Warner sisters: Susan Warner, who wrote the bestselling novel, The Wide, Wide World, in 1850, and Anna Warner, who wrote the words to the hymn, Jesus Loves Me. In 1916, the Constitution Island Association was formed to protect the house and its furnishings, but the house is currently not open to the public because it has been declared structurally unsound. I was able to visit the house a while back, on the same group tour which then took me to Boscobel for the second time. I hope that, with the cooperation of West Point, this historic house can be restored and eventually reopened to the public. › Continue reading…