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Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site

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Address: Liberty Street, Newburgh, NY
Phone Number: +1 845-562-1195
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History crawl in Hudson Valley

Includes original house used by GW & 19th c museum with interesting exhibits & artifacts - including a cheveaux de fries pulled out from river bed. An outstanding curator/tour... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
John L W
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Glenside, United States
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Glenside, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Includes original house used by GW & 19th c museum with interesting exhibits & artifacts - including a cheveaux de fries pulled out from river bed. An outstanding curator/tour guide, very knowledgeable & happy to chat, answer questions, explain. Site is in excellent condition, well maintained, a bit off the path but well worth the effort.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The 30 minute tour was very interesting - factual and informative with without any fluff. Only $4 fee / $3 for seniors well worth it. Additional building have may artifacts from the era - from guns to coins - to dress to journals etc. etc. Nice grounds and scenery overlooking the Hudson River.

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Brevard County, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Wear good walking shoes. Wonderful museum and gorgeous, well maintained grounds. Lots of artifacts and history of General George Washington and the Revolutionary War. Statues, buildings, cannons, etc. Excellent day trip.

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Long Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 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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