Mark the date Wednesday, April 18th on your calendar. It’s the 162nd start of a new season at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site. General Washington made use of Mrs. Hasbrouck’s Newburgh farmhouse as a headquarters during the last months of the Revolutionary War. The history of this headquarters is just as relevant today as it was crucial when being made. It’s a must-see, not only for Hudson Valley residents, but for people who visit the area.
However, don’t take our word for it; come see for yourself. Tours are scheduled Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM and Sunday, 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM, and given every half hour. The last tour of each day begins at 4:30 PM.
To mark Opening Day, you might find Sgt. John Phillips, a member of the Commander-in-Chief’s Guard, preparing his coffee by a campfire, and boasting what it’s like protecting General Washington and speculating on the talk that’s going around about a cease fire.
Admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors and students, children 12 and under are free. Special events and programs will be taking place, too. Call 845-562-1195 for monthly details or check our website at www.nysparks.com.