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Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site

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Address: Liberty Street, Newburgh, NY

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Time Well Spent, Surprised at Historic Importance

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Burlington, Vermont
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Burlington, Vermont
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25 reviews 25 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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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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South Carolina
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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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Highland Falls, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A very nice tour of Washington's Headquarters. Check times/dates on their website because sometimes the entrance fee is waived. Tour guides are costumed in living history fashion and are extremely knowledgeable about Washington, the house and the Revolutionary War. Definitely stop if you are in the area.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Washington's headquarters during the last 18 months of the Revolutionary War i, NY, sits on a hill in Newburgh, NY overlooking the Hudson River across from Mt. Beacon, The setting is beautiful. There are two buildings on the site- a house with various exhibition galleries and the actual house in which Washington resided, remarkably well preserved. The house tour costs... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We visited this on a day they were closed???? Check the website for the limited days this place is open. They were kind enought to let us look around but we couldn't go in the buildings. It is privately ran and it shows. I would recommend just driving by as it can be seen from the road. There is not... More 

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