Due to the developing Covid-19 situation, several of our designated heritage sites have announced that they are closing or reducing hours. Please call the individual sites directly to inquire about hours.
The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area does not own or operate any of the sites listed below. They are owned and managed by the organizations listed in the site descriptions. Please call ahead for special accommodation needs or with any questions about their sites.
Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site
84 Liberty Street
- (845) 562-1195
- Orange County
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- Apr–Oct: Wed–Sat, 11am–5pm; Sunday, 1pm–5pm Nov-Apr: Fri and Sat, 11am-3pm and by appointment Group visits available all year by appointment, call for details
- Handicap Accessible
General George Washington established his headquarters at Jonathan and Tryntje Hasbrouck’s fieldstone farmhouse
from April 1, 1782, to August 19, 1783—his longest stay at any building during the Revolution. Here he welcomed a
steady stream of guests, negotiated with Congress, oversaw troops, rejected the suggestion of an American monarchy,
and ordered a “cessation of hostilities” in April 1783. Acquired and opened by the State of New York in 1850, the property is the first publicly acquired and operated historic site in the United States. In the 1880s, a limestone monument was constructed to commemorate the peaceful disbandment of the Continental Army from Newburgh. Above the gates of this “Tower of Victory” stand bronze statues of soldiers, officers and Washington. In 1910, an adjacent museum was built to display a growing number of artifacts.
Amenities: Passport Stamp, Family Friendly, Restrooms