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Sat 20 Oct
It was dark back then
Saturday, October 20, 2018 07:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site
(845) 561-5498

From 7:00 – 10:30 PM tour the grounds by night if you dare. In the spirit of 18th century literature costumed interpreters from the New Windsor Cantonment and Knox's Headquarters State Historic Sites submit for your approval a haunting tale. The eerie night-cloaked grounds of the historic Knox's Headquarters, the 1754 Ellison home, serve as a stage for this macabre presentation about strange happenings. Call (845) 561-1765 X22 to make reservations.

Registration: Required
Sun 11 Nov
Your Excellency’s Dog kennel at Mount Vernon is as good a Quarter as that I am now in
Sunday, November 11, 2018 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site
(845) 561-5498

Edmonston House 1042 Route 94 New Windsor, New York. From 4:00 – 6:00 PM meet Saratoga victor and New Windsor Cantonment commander Major General Horatio Gates who was not very happy to be assigned this house for the winter of 1782-83.

Sat 15 Dec
Christmas with the Ellisons
Saturday, December 15, 2018 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site
(845) 561-5498

From 5:00 to 8:00 PM tour by candlelight the elegant 1754 Ellison mansion ornamented with costumed staff and 18th century holiday decorations.

Sat 22 Dec
Wassail, Wassail all over the Town
Saturday, December 22, 2018 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site
(845) 561-5498

From 5:00 to 8:00 PM by candlelight watch the Ellison family, soldiers, and officers of the 2nd and 3rd Continental Artillery Regiments celebrate a rowdy Christmas Eve in the traditional 18th century manner. The performers will interact with visitors as if they were from 1780.

Thu 27 Dec
Open House
Thursday, December 27, 2018 until Friday, December 28, 2018
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site
(845) 561-5498

The Ellison mansion is open for tours at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM & 3:00 PM each day. Tour the elegant 1754 historic house decorated for the season in 18th century fashion.