Whittaker Chambers Farm

Whitakker Chambers Farm, also known as Pipe Creek Farm, was the home "of Whittaker Chambers, an ex-Communist whose revelations about his past espionage activities with Alger Hiss, a former State Department official, had major political repercussions after World War II. Here Chambers turned over the 'pumpkin papers' implicating Hiss and later wrote 'Witness,' his best-selling autobiography."

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1988.

The landmarking of the site is unusual, because it does not pass a usual requirement of 50 years' age for a historic event, and an advisory panel recommended against its designation. In 1988, Interior Secretary Donald P. Hodel granted national landmark status to the Pipe Creek Farm.


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