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George Washington's Birthday Celebration

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  • Come to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site and help us celebrate George Washington’s Birthday not just one day – but three!!! The event will be held February 17th, 18th and 19th, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day.

    There will be music, military demonstrations, historical presentations, and a take-home craft every day. Join us in singing “Happy Birthday” to The General, eat a piece of his birthday cake and enjoy all that each day has to offer.

    The General will be greeting visitors in the historic headquarters with balladeer Thad McGregor offering musical entertainment in the dining room. On the grounds, reenactors will be performing military drills culminating at the end of the day with a review of the troops by the General himself. Troops that will be present each day are: Saturday – the 5th New York Regiment, Sunday – 4th Connecticut Regiment and Lamb’s Artillery, and Monday the 5th Connecticut Regiment.

    The museum building will host a craft for visitors of all ages, along with offering interesting historical presentations. One such talk on Saturday will be about Mount Gulian during the Revolutionary War, and another will touch upon enslavement in the Hudson Valley. On Sunday, learn about George Washington’s health while residing in this area. On Monday, a reenactor will share her insights into portraying Martha Washington for a contemporary audience.


Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site
  • 84 Liberty Street
  • Newburgh, NY 12551