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  |   June 26, 2013  |  Comment


Though July 4th is the birthday of our nation, it is also the birthday of General Washington’s Newburgh headquarters as the first publicly owned and operated historic site in the nation since July 4, 1850. In honor of this occasion, admission to the Headquarters and Museum will be free for the one day, compliments of Deputy Mayor Regina Angelo.

Celebrate our site’s birthday with a tour of the Hasbrouck House that served as headquarters for General and Mrs. Washington from April, 1782 until August, 1783. Our doors open at 10:00 AM and the first tour is 10:30, the last at 4:30. Tours are offered every half hour.

So, if you’re looking for someplace very patriotic, come to our Headquarters and Museum. If you’re looking for someplace serene, come to our beautiful park-like grounds. If you’re looking for someplace cool and breezy, come to our Hudson River location. If you’re looking for someplace scenic, come see a view of the Hudson Highlands. Washington’s Headquarters is ALL THAT AND MORE! Come to Washington’s Headquarters for the 4th of July!

Since no birthday would be complete without a present, you will be able to make one for yourself. In the Museum, you will be able to dip your own candle. It’s a take-home craft for all family members and a remembrance of a special birthday in an equally special location. Use it to top a cake – a birthday cake, if you like.

Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site is a registered national historic landmark.  It is located at the corner of Liberty and Washington Streets within the city of Newburgh’s East End Historic District.  The site is one of 35 historic sites within the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and is one of 28 facilities administered by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission in New York and New Jersey.  For further information contact: (845) 562-1195.  For more information about New York State Parks, please visit our website at www.nysparks.com, or www.palisadesparksconservancy.org .  For more information call 845-562-1195.

Help us save the Tower of Victory! The Palisades Parks Conservancy has launched a capital campaign to raise funds for the restoration of the Tower of Victory at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh, NY. The Tower of Victory is truly one of the treasures of the Hudson Valley.  For 125 years, it has stood as 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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