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Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site

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Address: Liberty Street, Newburgh, NY
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The First Publicly Held Historic Site

On a recent trip north, we made a side trip to a fantastic location, that actually was the first publicly held property that became a Historic Site. Just off the NY Thruway... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Steve T
Sayville, New York
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Sayville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On a recent trip north, we made a side trip to a fantastic location, that actually was the first publicly held property that became a Historic Site. Just off the NY Thruway (@ exit 17) and South of I-84, in the quiet town of Newburgh; you'll find the final headquarters of Gen. George Washington, which overlooks the scenic Hudson River... More 

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Sussex, New jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The tour guide that we had for the HQ's was very knowledgeable and informative. Interacted with the group in a very friendly way.

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washington dc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did my research in advance and drove 350 miles on 6/16/16 to arrive in plenty of time for the last tour of the day. I found the house locked up tight. The cashier told me that the docent had to go home, and nobody was covering for her. I toured the museum and found the Director interviewing a possible... More 

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Glenside, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank John G
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.

1 Thank Rita S
Long Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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!

1 Thank Mssftnss
Elkton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank b_stanley85
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 

1 Thank teenagerm0m

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