Built circa 1783, the Hyde Log Cabin, located in Grand Isle, VT, was one of the first buildings constructed in the area.
Built in 1783, from cedar logs by Jedediah Hyde, Jr., an engineer and veteran of the Revolutionary War, it was the home of the Hyde family for over 150 years.
Hyde raised ten children in the cabin and he also was known for surveying the area around Grand Isle for Ethan and Ira Allen. The cabin has one large room, heated by a stone fireplace, and a loft above. Many believe this to be one of the oldest log cabins in the United States.
The 20 by 25 ft. cabin was moved two miles to this location in 1946 by the Vermont Historical Society and restored in 1956 and 1985.
There is a loft area above, covered by a gabled roof.The stone chimney is a re-construction built to resemble the original. The building was actually moved about 2 miles from it’s original location.
The Grand Isle Historical Society owns the collection in the building, which is located on US Rte 2 next to the Grand Isle Elementary School. The cabin was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. It currently operates as a museum that is open on weekends from May to October.
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