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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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History and great scenery - a great day out!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jesita66
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Rock Hill, New York
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Newburgh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 3 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the 4th of July and really enjoyed the experience. At first we were a little nervous as the surrounding area was a bit rough but the parking was fenced off and we felt safe. The grounds were well kept. We didn't take the tour so I can't speak to the cost or that experience but the museum... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were in town for a short time .. made a trip out on Sunday morning, then found out the hours are 1-4- Just be aware. We walked around the outside of the gates and never got in the house but it looks like a fabulous location. .Will check it out next time we are in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful and important part of our history. It is well preserved and while visiting I felt like I traveled back in time. My imagination took me to a time when George Washington was working to help this nation develope. The surrounding neighborhood is not as nice but it is definately worth the trip.

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Fishkill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Washington's headquarters is a great place to spend a few hours. The view of the Hudson River from the top of the hill is spectacular. We received an excellent guided tour of the house and later spent an hour in the separate museum looking up information on the many artifacts. There is an ongoing video which we watched several times... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I love Revolutionary War history, and this site filled the bill. The guide was super informative, and he put us back into the 18th. century. He was extremely knowledgable and welcoming. The museum in the visitors' center filled with priceless treasures.

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