Washington's BirthdayNewburgh, NY – February 15, 2024) Come to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site and help us celebrate George Washington’s Birthday!!! The three-day event will be held February 17th, 18th and 19th, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm each day. Admission is free for all those three days, though donations are welcomed.

Sing “Happy Birthday” to General Washington (reenactor John Koopman) as he cuts into his birthday cake, officially starting the day’s festivities. Have a piece of cake and prepare to enjoy all that each day offers: history, music, demonstrations of 18th century military and camp life, a take-home craft and more.

After enjoying his cake, the General will meet visitors at his Headquarters.  Mrs. Washington (reenactor Sandy Spector) will join him Sunday and Monday. Each day, balladeer Thad McGregor will offer musical entertainment, and youth of all ages can create a take-home craft and play with 18th century toys and games!  On the grounds, Revolutionary War reenactors will perform demonstrations of 18th century military and camp life.

Make sure you explore the Museum including our newest exhibits, The Defense of the Hudson and George Washington: Perspectives on His Life and Legacy.

For more information call 845-562-1195.

Sponsorship for this program is provided by the Friends of the State Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands, Palisades Interstate Park Commission and the Palisades Parks Conservancy.