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Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site

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Address: Liberty Street, Newburgh, NY

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Great piece of preserved colonial history

Extremely well preserved early Dutch colonial style building that served as General George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters for an 18 month period in the early... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Unable to do anything more than view the grounds due to operating schedule.looks interesting g enough for a return trip. Close to great restaurants, so can combine activities.

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Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Even though we didn't plan on coming here, we saw signs for this from Highway 9 and decided to stop in. The neighborhood we had to drive through looked like what I would imagine the neighborhoods in Baltimore look like that have recently had riots. Though even though there was only two of us women in the car I didn't... More 

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Newburgh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It's like taking a walk back in time. This is a time specific, well narrarated Guided tour by employees wearing period garb whom escort you through the home and Headquarters of George Washington during the decade he was stationed in Newburgh. It's a flash back into Newburgh's History also.

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Burlington, Vermont
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A small estate overlooking the Hudson River in the inner-city of Newburgh, N.Y. holds quite a surprise. When I visited Washington's Headquarters, a colonial-era dressed guide did a great job making her tour current; you walk thru the original house that was "lent" to the general in the Revolutionary War period, when George Washington had the responsibility of planning the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Extremely well preserved early Dutch colonial style building that served as General George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters for an 18 month period in the early 1880's. The approximately 1 to 1.5 acre site overlooks the Hudson River and is also home to an early 1900's victory Memorial as well as a 1900 era building that currently serves as the museum... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Absorb Colonial American history and how our first American hero saved America during the Newburgh Address.

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DeWitt, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Our guide, in Revolutionary War soldier attire, did a nice job of bringing us through the house where Washington had his headquarters for over a year near the end of the war. I learned quite a bit and came to appreciate how different life was back then. The tour starts in the museum building nearby. I found the museum to... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We walked into the house and we were greated by an wonderful woman who we could clearly see loved what she was doing! She explained how the program runs - you look around the museum and the tour would begin in 10 minutes. We looked around the musuem and in 10 minutes she rounded up the 12 people that were... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

On a lark we checked this out on the way up to the Catskills. First we were a bit reluctant to leave our car on the street because it is not in the best part of town and the grounds look a little tired. The museum, however, was amazing! Who knew how creative Washington was in protecting the upper Hudson... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I was looking forward to seeing this historically significant property on a recent trip to the Hudson River valley. As a solo traveler I was driving up from West Point Academy to Newburgh. As I got near the Washington site my red flags went up. The property is in the inner city near the wharf district and near vacant buildings... More 

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