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Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site

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Address: Liberty Street, Newburgh, NY
Phone Number: 8455621195
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Wonderful Historic Site

The docents at this site offer much information about Washington and his stay here. Wonderful location on the Hudson in an unfortunately rundown area that might cause visitors to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2015
2nd grd tchr
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Long Island,NY
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Wallkill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

What a great time me and my 3 kids ages 19 16 14, had. It was nice to see where Washington had once stayed and all of the historical things that where there. We will be going back again.

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Long Island,NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

The docents at this site offer much information about Washington and his stay here. Wonderful location on the Hudson in an unfortunately rundown area that might cause visitors to bypass the attraction. Go in the daytime after checking operating hours and you will learn a great deal. Museum has a somewhat unusual setup but is still worth the visit.

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Newburgh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Billed as the "nation's first publicly owned historic site," Washington's Headquarters in Newburgh NY is the genuine article! He really did sleep here and spent over a year in this house. There is a fine museum on site and yearlong events marking special occasions...such as--you guessed it--Washington's Birthday. We visit the site regularly and are never disappointed. Excellent interpreters and... More 

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Newburgh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Help you children with their history classes.....and maybe awaken an interest in Newburgh besides. This can appeal to young and old...just the view down the Hudson is worth the trip. Clearly Washington wanted to see any British coming up the river.

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Chesterfield, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

You have to drive through downtown Newburgh to get to the HQ. There is a parking area on the SE side that you can access off Colden then Lafayette Street. Downtown Newburgh is not a quaint Hudson River town, it is more like a ghetto (I was shocked). I travel a lot and have gone to some bad neighborhoods, but... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We checked ahead of time and made sure to arrive during the limited hours. There was a sign on the door saying "closed for administrative purposes". Thank You Gov Cuomo!! The State of New York shows a great disrespect for history. Government spends a fortune on overkill at Hyde Park but lets this historical gem wither on the vine. At... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We were making a quick recon of the area for a future stay and stopped to visit Washington's Hdqrs in Newburgh. Our guide, Karen (?), was excellent and shared many interesting and unfamiliar aspects of General and Mrs. Washington's life and times. We had little time to spend in the area and wished for more. Newburgh looks like a fun... More 

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TampaBay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

The old Hasbrouck house, Washington actually had a terrific view of the Hudson from his back porch. Not too far from West Point. The whole area reeks with American history. You could glance down the slope and day dream

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This well-preserved State (not Federal!) building and its supporting exhibits tell the story well. This is the place where Washington quelled an officers' potential mutiny by declaring, as he was about to read their bill of particulars, while putting on his spectacles for the first time in public, "Forgive me, for I have grown not only gray in the service... More 

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Middletown, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Visiting this historic site was so informative and interesting. The information center is packed with artifacts from the home as well as things from that particular era. The tour guide was so informative and brought the Washington residence to life as she described the events which occurred during their stay. To actually enter the very house, walk on the very... More 

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