Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, NY
Historic Site Information
Site of the Hasbrouck House, where George Washington commanded his troops for 16 ½ months at the close of the Revolutionary War. New York State acquired the 6 ½ acre site in 1850, making it the first property in the United States to be publicly purchased and opened for the sole purpose of historic preservation. Washington’s Headquarters also features an adjacent 1910 Georgian Revival style Museum building, which contains: “Unpacked & Rediscovered: Selections from the Washington’s Headquarters’ Collection”, a new Museum exhibit.

Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site is now listed as a significant stop along the Hudson River Valley National Area Revolutionary War Trail. It is also a favorite destination for bus tours and school groups. The view of the Hudson Highlands coupled with the Hudson River is breathtaking.

Museum Hours:
Mid-April – October: Wednesday - Saturday, 11AM — 5PM and Sunday, 1PM — 5PM
November – Mid-April: Friday & Saturday, 11AM – 3PM.

Convenient parking and partially handicap accessible. For more information, please call (845) 562-1195.
Things To Do & See
 
New Exhibit
Tours
Woman of History Award
Tower of Victory
Annual Volunteer Fair
"Unpacked & Rediscovered: Selections from Washington’s Headquarters’ Collection."

Come and browse through our exhibit featuring military weapons, domestic implements, dolls, souvenirs of past wars, local Newburgh history, memorabilia, and so much more. We guarantee you’ll come back again and again to see these examples of the grass roots of the American preservation movement.

The exhibit utilizes an “open storage” format, where a large number of objects, will be on display. An electronic catalog will maximize a visitor’s self-directed learning experience. This will afford visitors a plethora of knowledge about every object on view, including images, details, curatorial information, and related object references.
In addition to the special events, the site provides both onsite and offsite programs appropriate for children and adults, both for recreational, educational, and lifelong learning.

For more information about special programs at Washington’s Headquarters, please follow the links below or call 845-562-1195 for information.

School Programs
Adult Programs
Historic interpreter, reenactor, preservationist, educator and researcher Dawn Elliott is this year’s recipient of the Martha Washington Woman of History Award. This award is given by Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site each year to a woman who has made a contribution to the history of the Hudson Valley through education, promotion, or preservation. The honor was inspired by Martha Washington, an outstanding woman in history who resided in the Hudson Valley with her husband, General George Washington, during the last days of the Revolutionary War.

Ms. Elliott, of New Paltz, is Site Manager at Locust Lawn Museum, where she introduced the “Ancients Alive” event, and is also involved with interpretation at the Locust Grove Historic Estate. Ms. Elliott began volunteering at Historic Huguenot Street at the age of fourteen. This led to a position of interpreter at that location, where she created Historic Huguenot Street’s Haunted Huguenot Street Halloween program. She has been associated with that location ever since.
Come visit the Tower of Victory, the nation’s only monument to the lasting peace that came after the end of the Revolutionary War. Robert Todd Lincoln, the son of the President and then Secretary of War, commissioned John Hemingway Duncan, one of the nation’s most renowned architects at that time, to design the massive stone arched structure that hosts bronzes sculpted by William Rudolf O’Donovan, the pre-eminent monumental sculptor of the day. It stands on the property where General Washington created the “Badge of Military Merit” now called the Purple Heart medal.
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