Tryntje Hasbrouck @ Washington’s HQ


Sunday, September 19, 2010 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM

Even though the site is called Washington’s Headquarters, it was Jonathan and Tryntje Hasbrouck’s house first! What must it have been like for Hudson Valley resident Tryntje Hasbrouck to move out of her home, making way for her tenants George and Martha Washington? Find out when you visit Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, Sunday, September 19th for a First Person Experiential Tour conducted by Mrs. Hasbrouck. Reserved tour times are 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.

During the last year of the Revolutionary War, General Washington sought a house that would serve as a headquarters for him. He also wanted to be in close proximity to the British camp in New York City. Tryntje Hasbrouck’s farm in Newburgh was chosen. This proved to be a good decision since his troops were eventually billeted in nearby New Windsor.

Even though Mrs. Hasbrouck was a patriotic woman, it was still a major upheaval in her life to move her family and their belongings to a different domicile in New Windsor. Mrs. Hasbrouck rose to the occasion, yet she still wished to keep a watchful eye on her holdings. She did this with visits to her farm house, walking through the rooms of her home. Join her as she checks up on how things are being maintained. Along the way, she might even share some insights into what she knows about the Washingtons. All of this can add up to a most enjoyable, and certainly memorable, tour.

Reservations are required for this program. A Special Event admission is $4.00 per person. Call 845-562-1195 by September 17th to book a tour

2 Comment

  • Cher, I always find posts I haven’t seen before when browsing NR. I know this is an old post, but I just had to share that I am a Hasbrouck descendant…I’ve actually been able to trace my family history back to Hugo Freer, one of the patentees of New Paltz 🙂

  • That’s very cool Colleen! There is another event going on at WHQ based on Tryntje, I’m going to post about it, but I will forward you the info as well.