Washington's 164th BirthdayNewburgh, N.Y. - It's a double birthday celebration at Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site on July 4th. Our nation is 238 years old and Washington's Headquarters is 164, having become the first publicly owned historic site in this nation on July 4th, 1850.

Come to our birthday celebrations and take a tour of the historic farmhouse used by General and Mrs. Washington as military headquarters during the last 16 ½ months of the Revolutionary War.

Visit our Museum featuring over 1,300 artifacts in the award-winning exhibit, "Unpacked & Rediscovered: Selections from Washington's Headquarters' Collection." Do it in All-American style, too - make a pinwheel! Children and those young at heart are invited to make and decorate pinwheels, and watch their creations flutter in the breezes of the nearby Hudson River.

Have a fun-filled family day picnicking in the park, admiring the scenery, and enjoying the holiday atmosphere. We are open 11 AM until 5 PM and admission is free for the day, compliments of Regina Angelo, Deputy Mayor. Call 845-562-1195 for further details.

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 more information about New York State Parks, please visit our website at www.nysparks.com. For more information call 845-562-1195 or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/washingtonsheadquarters.

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