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Grand Celebration: Washington’s Headquarters’ 167th Birthday

July 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site on Sunday, July 2nd, and wish us a Happy 167th Birthday! Independence Day not only represents the birth of our country, but it is also when Washington’s Headquarters was opened as the first publicly owned historic site in the nation in 1850. To celebrate, make a whirligig to use in your July 4th celebrations! In the 18th Century it was a child’s toy that still excites children and adults alike. It’s a free take-home craft for all ages.

Admission to the Headquarters and the Museum is free that day, compliments of Deputy Mayor Regina Angelo. The hours are 1:00 PM—5:00 PM.

If you’re visiting, don’t miss “Through Different Lenses: Views From Two Centuries,” a program that includes a talk and tour of the historic headquarters using stereoscopic views. It is being offered 12 PM and 3 PM, $5 per person. Reservations are recommended since seating is limited.

For further information please call (845) 562-1195.

PLEASE NOTE: Independence Day will be celebrated on July 2nd. Washington’s Headquarters will be CLOSED on July 4th.


July 2, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site
84 Liberty St
Newburgh, NY 12550 United States