Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh, Orange County, has opened its doors to a new season of guided tours, entertaining programs and special events. The site will be open each Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM and Sunday, 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM, and closed every Monday and Tuesday, until October 31st. There is a small admission fee for tours and programs.
Throughout the season, guest speakers will periodically offer presentations dealing with the Hudson Valley’s historic importance, not only during the Revolutionary War, but prior to it and after, in the period of national expansion. The 2010 schedule follows.
August 7th: Badge of Military Merit Day
August 28: Kites Over The Hudson
September 13: Cornelia Tappan Clinton: A First Person Experience (as part of the Dutch Ramble)
September 19: Tryntje Hasbrouck: First Person Experience (as part of the Revolutionary War Ramble)
October 15 and 16: A Night At The Headquarters
December 12: Warm up at the Washington’s (as part of the Newburgh Historical House Tours)
December 27 through the 30: Winter Welcome Week
For more information about visiting Washington’s Headquarters, contact the Museum office at 845-562-1195.
Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site is part of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, which administers 28 parks, parkways, and historic sites for the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in New York as well as the Palisades Interstate Park and parkway in New Jersey. For more information about New York State parks and historic sites, visit www.nysparks.com and for more information about the Palisades Interstate Park parks and historic sites, visit www.palisadesparksconservancy.org