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Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site

Liberty Street, Newburgh, NY
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Newburgh
Type: Historic Sites
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Cary, North Carolina
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had visited many Revolutionary War historic sites all week throughout NY State and ended at this site. The museum is full of so many artifacts that you could spend hours going through them all, but don't miss doing the tour of the home. Our tour guide was a little dry at first reciting the tour, but once we started... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Enjoyed my visit very much, the guide was very nice and knowledgeable. Please note the actual location is 3 blocks south.

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Highland, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Was looking for somewhere to take our son in Newburgh and came across the headquarters. Working in Newburgh for years, we never knew this site existed! Beautiful grounds, but will visit again earlier in the day. We arrived near closing, but the staff was kind and allowed us to walk around a bit. Great piece of history!

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Newburgh NY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Washington's headquarters is a gem in the city of Newburgh. The staff is friendly and very informative, a great place for a family outing and to top it off you leave with a good sense of the history of the era. Events are often held on the ground that make it a perfect place to schedule if in the area.... More

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Darien Center, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Little known jewel hidden in a rough neighborhood. The tour guide was very good! So glad we went, and being in the place where that great man made so much history was awesome. Beautiful scenery of the Hudson and hills too.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

My husband and I tried to visit this place on a Sunday morning around 10:00 a.m. while passing through this area. It is located in a very unsafe place. We tried to find the parking lot which is not clear. We had to get turned around in a very unsafe area. We got to the the parking lot and there... More

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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809 attraction reviews
1,364 helpful votes 1,364 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This state operated historic site sits above the Hudson River in a rather seedy area of Newburgh. The house and monument are in a large, lovely gated park along the river. The house and museum give much information and history about Washington and the war--admission is $4, seniors pay $3. Great views of the river and excellent statues in the... More

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Paris, France
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6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We had no idea that Washington spent 16 months (with Martha and his staff) at this home and it was there that the truce that led to the end of the Revolutionary War was signed. We had a superb guide, and the museum next door was excellent. A real historical gem. Amazed the National Park Service doesn't own/run it, but... More

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Boardman, Ohio
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I'll start off by saying the area around this attraction is a little rough. If you are coming off I-84 through Newburgh to get here, your GPS may take you through some streets and areas that appear unsafe- and that was at 2 pm on a Sunday for me. For the sake of curiosity I looked up Newburgh crime statistics... More

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New York City, New York
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212 reviews 212 reviews
55 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

There's not much publicity about this place but we saw it in our AAA Guidebook. the view is fabulous and the setting very interesting. We had an excellent tour guide.

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