Washington’s HQ Offers Special Memorial Day Weekend Tours

Before the parades, picnics and barbecues get under way, come to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site on Saturday, May 26th or Sunday, May 27th and start your holiday weekend touring a renowned historic site accompanied by a distinguished character from the past.  For those two days, Special Event First Person tours will be given at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Reservations are required for the presentations. Admission is $5.00, children 6 and under are free.

On Saturday, May 26th, Sgt. John Phillips, a member of the Commander-in-Chief’s Guards, will be making security rounds at Headquarters Newburgh.  Join him as he walks through the rooms of the Hasbrouck House, rented for the Washingtons during the last months of the Revolutionary War.  He’ll probably speak about his duties, but, with a little coaxing, he might also share just what goes on during the course of a day at this local farmhouse.

On Sunday, May 27th, Tryntje Hasbrouck, who rented her home to the Washingtons, shows up to collect the rent.  She’ll make use of the opportunity to walk through the rooms, checking that everything is how it should be.  If you join her on an inspection tour of her home, you’ll hear about her perceptions of the Washingtons and gain some insight into just how this famous couple live.

Regular tours are given every half-hour, beginning at 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. The last tour starts at 4:30 PM. Regular tours will not be given at 1:00 or 3:00 PM, during the Special Event First Person programming. Regular tour admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors and students and children 12 and under are free. Call 845-562-1195 for reservations, directions or further details.