Visit the nation's first publicly owned historic site and tour the rooms where American history was made. In the critical months that General George Washington spent at Newburgh, he made some of his most important contributions to shaping the American republic. It was here that Washington rejected the idea that he should be king after the war; ended the Newburgh conspiracy, preventing military control of the government; created and awarded the Badge of Military Merit, forerunner of the Purple Heart; and circulated a letter to State Governors that influenced the writing of the Constitution.
Washington's Headquarters Seeks 2017 Woman of History! Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Martha Washington Woman of History Award. Each year, Washington's Headquarters selects a recipient for this award, given to a woman who has distinguished herself in the field of Hudson Valley history. The honor is presented at the Site's annual program, The General's Lady held in March, during Women's History Month. The Woman of History award acknowledges Martha Washington's important place in history as a devoted patriot in support of the American Revolution and the ensuing new nation. Click here for guidelines and an application form. The deadline for applications is January 9th, 2017.
Museum Hours: Mid-April - Late October
Wednesday - Saturday, 11am— 5pm Sunday, 1pm—5pm
Winter Hours: November – Mid-April
Fridays and Saturdays, 11AM - 3PM.
School and group tours are welcome by appointment Tuesday through Thursday, and the site is also open for Special Events during these months.
Listings for special event programs in December, February and March can be found here Special Events - or by visiting Washington's Headquarters on Facebook
Historic sites charge a vehicle use fee and/or admittance fee at various times and locations throughout the year. A list of fees is available below. For program fees or to verify information, please contact the site directly.
Adult - $4
Senior/Student - $3
12 and under - Free
We provide both onsite and offsite programs appropriate for children and adults, both for recreational, educational and lifelong learning. To learn more, please click the links below:
Acquired and opened by the State of New York in 1850, Washington's Headquarters, State Historic Site, is the first publicly owned and operated historic site in the Nation, a National Landmark, and a contributing property within Newburgh's 445 acre East End Historic District. From April 1782 to August 1783 General George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, made his headquarters and residence at Jonathan and Tryntje Hasbrouck family's fieldstone farmhouse in Newburgh. It was the longest he stayed at any headquarters throughout the 8 1/2 years of the Revolution. The Hasbrouck house is furnished to reflect Washington's stay and is open for guided tours. Here, the General, his wife, his officers and servants lived and worked in close quarters, while a steady stream of guests met with the Washington's.
In the critical months that General George Washington spent at Newburgh, he made some of his most important contributions to shaping the American republic.
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Washington's Headquarters celebrates the General's birthday on a grand scale. This annual family event is jammed packed with music, military demonstrations, crafts, historical presentations, topical talks, and birthday cake. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated."