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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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When in Newburgh, visit this place

We liked this stop on our trip up and down the river. It is the first historical home for a parks department in the country (run by NY State). Students take you on a tour every 30... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Long Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked this stop on our trip up and down the river. It is the first historical home for a parks department in the country (run by NY State). Students take you on a tour every 30 minutes. The walk through and history is very interesting. The view excellent. The museum should not be missed before or after the tour.

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Newburgh, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you do your research ahead of time, it is a nice place to visit. My son loves history and having this so close is a plus!

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Elkton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to stop and learn some history. The staff are very friendly. Take the guided tour.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum and it's house tour guides taught me more than I ever knew about GW. I love the house tour and learned about what life was like in the 1700's. Google maps took us to a wrong location but not far from the correct spot. It wasn't hard to find the site from the wrong spot. This small town... More 

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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As a kid growing up I was able to spend a lot of time here I love learning about George Washington and the troops as a adult I still go back

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Newburgh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I have done this tour twice. Each time was very informative, and each time I got different "nuggets" from different guides. This is a great historical visit. The view is phenomenal too!

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Nesconset, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This museum is well worth a stop. It is set up so well with wonderful artifacts upstairs. There is a kiosk near the displays that you put in the number of the artifact and it will tell you everything about it on the screen. Then there is a tour of Washington's headquarters which is well done. Our guide was terrific.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

This Hudson River view is not to be missed. Great restoration. Go at Washingtons Birthday and see the reenactment with soldiers who shoot their muskets!

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Rock Hill, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Luckily, this and many other historical attractions are practically in my back yard. We arrived and we parked on the street right out front. After we started walking around, I learned there is actually parking for the Washington Headquarters site. Our first stop on grounds was the museum, where we paid $4 a piece and then got to browse around... More 

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Topeka KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

It's obvious why this made a great HQ for General Washington during the revolutionary war -- the river bluff provides an unimpeded view into the river valley below. I missed getting to see the interior since I was there so early in the day, but just strolling the site is a wonderful experience. A don't-miss park for history buffs.

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