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Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site

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Address: Liberty Street, Newburgh, NY
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Thrilling to stand a foot from Washington's desk

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... read more

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

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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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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Chatham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

The information presented in this museum is one of the best. This small facility has some of the most advanced presentation technology for the exhibition area. They have the artifacts catalogued and numbered so you can search on a centrally located tablet for descriptions and history,as well as thumbprints of the items. The drawers of catalogued items are easily opened... More 

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Newburgh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

On the 4th of July weekend, there was a special tour of Washington's Headquarters and what a special treat it was. As a local I was pleased to see such a great turnout as it seems so many worry about the neighborhood. Come & enjoy this wonderful place especially since there is so much to see in the redesigned museum.

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This tour was very interesting, and I would have enjoyed it more if I wasn't concerned that my parked car might get vandalized or stolen! Historic site has a fence around it, while neglected and vacant buildings surround it. The main parking lot was empty safe for two people apparently working on a car. Signs warned about leaving your car,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A step back in the history of the Hudson Valley and the role it played in our national history from the very beginning. Best to come when there are special events on a Spring or Fall weekend - or 4th of July !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great place to celebrate presidents day and all year, I am 5miles from there the museum is worth the trip the best are the muskets firearms go and enjoy any age

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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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