Current Hours (through mid-April): Fridays and Saturdays, 11am – 3pm and Tuesdays through Saturdays by appointment.
Call 845-562-1195 for more information or to make an appointment. Please note that some services may be unavailable due to weather or staffing. Washington’s Headquarters will be closed on Veterans’ Day, Saturday, November 11th, 2023.
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 of an American monarchy; ended the Newburgh Conspiracy, preventing potential military control of the government; created the Badge of Military Merit, forerunner of the Purple Heart; and circulated an influential letter to State Governors outlining the key principals he felt necessary for the new republic.
While visiting Washington's Headquarters explore the Museum, which houses the award-winning exhibit, Unpacked & Rediscovered: Selections from Washington's Headquarters' Collection. The exhibit features over 1,300 objects highlighting Washington's Headquarters diverse collections and is navigated by an electronic catalog system. Also, take a tour of the Tower of Victory and climb the steps to the newly restored belvedere. (Access to the Tower may be limited based on staffing and weather conditions.)
2024 Martha Washington Woman of History Award
Each year, Washington's Headquarters State Historical Site selects a recipient for the Martha Washington Woman of History Award. This award is given to a woman who has distinguished herself in the field of Hudson Valley history. The award is presented at the Site's annual program, "The General's Lady," held in the spring, during Woman's History Month. Is there a woman from the local Hudson Valley area you feel deserves to be the 2023 recipient of this honor? If so, then nominate her! Please download the Guidelines and Nomination Form at the bottom of the page, or call (845) 562-1195 for more information.
Volunteer at Washington's Headquarters
Interested in HISTORY? Like working with PEOPLE? Enjoy working OUTDOORS? You may be interested in volunteering at Washington's Headquarters! For more information, please see the volunteer information document at the bottom of the page, or call (845) 562-1195.
Spring/Summer/Fall Hours: mid-April - October
Wednesday - Saturday: 11 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm
School and group tours are welcome by appointment year round. For more information on our program offerings, please visit the "Education tab.
Washington's Headquarters also offers special events and programs all year round. Keep an eye on the NYS Parks Event Calendar, or "like" us on Facebook.
Tuesdays - Saturday by appointment
Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.Only Cash and Checks (payable to NYS Parks) Accepted
Adult - $7
Senior/Student - $5
12 and under - Free
Washington's Headquarters provides a variety of special program offerings appropriate for children to adults. These programs can be delivered on-site or can come to you as outreach programs. To learn more about what the site has to offer, and how to schedule your group, 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 Martha, officers, servants, and slaves 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.
It was here that Washington:
Admission to Washington's Headquarters includes a guided tour of the historic Hasbrouck House, furnished to reflect its use as General Washington's Headquarters from April of 1782 to August of 1783, as well as self-guided access to the museum building, which includes two floors of exhibits.
Washington's Headquarters also offers group tours, school programs, and adult programs. For information on those offerings and how to schedule a group, visit the "Education" tab, or contact the site.
Tours are available by reservation. Please see the "Hours of Operation" tab for details. Please see the "Fees and Rates" Tab for admission information.
Reservations are made by calling the site at (845) 562-1195 and speaking with a staff member who will assist you.