whirligigNewburgh, NY – Come to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, and find “A Cure for Cabin Fever.” The site will be open from 11am until 3pm on the following days: Friday, December 23rd; Saturday, December 24th; Wednesday, December 28th; Thursday, December 29th; Friday, December 30th, and Saturday, December 31st.

As a special cure for cabin fever, create your own take-home craft – an 18th century whirligig! - free with Museum admission.

While you are here, take a guided tour of the historic Hasbrouck family farmhouse used by General and Mrs. Washington, several of his aides, guards, and free and enslaved servants during the last 16 ½ months of the Revolutionary War, the longest stay at any of his Revolutionary War headquarters. Walk in the same rooms as the General did in the house where he announced the cease fire, rejected a monarchy, and created the Badge of Military Merit, precursor to the Purple Heart, and much more!

Make sure you explore the Museum which houses such exhibits as Unpacked & Rediscovered: Selections from Washington’s Headquarters’ Collection, George Washington: Perspectives on His Life and Legacy, The Preservation of Washington's Headquarters, and the Junior Curator Project 2020. 

Washington’s Headquarters is located on Liberty Street (between Washington and Lafayette Streets) in Newburgh, New York.  Admission (cash or checks accepted) is $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and free for those 12 years or younger.  For further information, call 845-562-1195.

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.parks.ny.gov. For more information call 845-562-1195 or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/washingtonsheadquarters

The Palisades Parks Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports the Palisades Interstate Park system.  Partnering with PIPC, we protect the PIP’s natural and historic resources by raising funds, increasing public awareness and supporting visitor education.  

Palisades Parks Conservancy’s mission is to preserve the Palisades Interstate Park’s rich history and biodiversity, and protect America’s first bi-state park system. The Conservancy is committed to supporting parks where all visitors can play, connect, and immerse themselves in nature and culture.

Palisades Parks Conservancy support of the Palisades’ historic sites, including Washington’s Headquarters, ensures education programs are available to the public, our history is preserved, and sites are visitor-ready. Partnering to restore the Tower of Victory at Washington’s Headquarters is one of our proudest moments. To learn about events and programs available within the Palisades Interstate Park system, visit us at https://www.palisadesparks.org/calendar. To make a gift to support our historic sites and parks, please visit us at https://www.palisadesparks.org/donate-1. 




Contact: Elyse B. Goldberg | elyse.goldberg@parks.ny.gov | 845-562-1195