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Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site

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Current Hours (through April 16th): Fridays and Saturdays, 11am – 3pm and Tuesdays through Saturdays by appointment. BEGINNING APRIL 17TH: Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11am – 5pm and Sundays, 1pm – 5pm

Call 845-562-1195 for more information. Please note that some services may be unavailable due to weather or staffing.

84 Liberty St.
Newburgh, NY 12551
Latitude 41.497120
Longitude -74.009140

Visit the nation's first publicly owned historic site and tour the rooms where American history was made. In the critical months that General George Washington spent at Newburgh, he made some of his most important contributions to shaping the American republic. It was here that Washington rejected the idea of an American monarchy; ended the Newburgh Conspiracy, preventing potential military control of the government; created the Badge of Military Merit, forerunner of the Purple Heart; and circulated an influential letter to State Governors outlining the key principals he felt necessary for the new republic.

While visiting Washington's Headquarters explore the Museum, which houses the award-winning exhibit, Unpacked & Rediscovered: Selections from Washington's Headquarters' Collection. The exhibit features over 1,300 objects highlighting Washington's Headquarters diverse collections and is navigated by an electronic catalog system. Also, take a tour of the Tower of Victory and climb the steps to the newly restored belvedere. (Access to the Tower may be limited based on staffing and weather conditions.)

Volunteer at Washington's Headquarters

Interested in HISTORY? Like working with PEOPLE? Enjoy working OUTDOORS? You may be interested in volunteering at Washington's Headquarters! For more information, please see the volunteer information document at the bottom of the page, or call (845) 562-1195.


Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site is holding the 2024 Newburgh Volunteer Fair on May 11th.  We will be looking for not-for-profit organizations of all kinds to participate. This event is organized by the historic site in partnership with the Newburgh Free Library.

Volunteers are a vital part of not-for-profit organizations. The Newburgh Volunteer Fair provides local not-for profit groups with the opportunity to staff a table where they can raise awareness within the community of the important work that they do, network with other community organizations, and recruit would-be volunteers.

All types of not-for-profit organizations are invited to attend the Fair. Free admission will be offered to the Museum and to Washington's Headquarters' Hasbrouck house tours on May 11th courtesy of the Friends of the State Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands, encouraging visitors to experience the important role Newburgh played during the War of Independence.

There will be a youth Poster Contest on volunteerism. The winning poster will be incorporated into the promotion for the Newburgh Volunteer Fair.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

There will also be a number for wonderful other happenings in Newburgh on May 11th. Keep an eye out – we will be sharing more information shortly, including an application for your organization to participate in the Newburgh Volunteer Fair. Until then, please save the date.

We hope organizations will take advantage of this opportunity to promote their work, recruit new volunteers, and network with other community organizations trying to make a difference in Newburgh. Let's show everyone how much we support our community, and how many opportunities there are to help make Newburgh strong!

Call 845-562-1195 for more information.

Hours of Operation

  • Spring/Summer/Fall Hours: mid-April - October

    Wednesday - Saturday: 11 am - 5 pm
    Sunday: 1 pm -  5 pm

    School and group tours are welcome by appointment year round. For more information on our program offerings, please visit the "Education tab.

    Washington's Headquarters also offers special events and programs all year round. Keep an eye on the NYS Parks Event Calendar, or "like" us on Facebook.

  • Fall/Winter Hours: November - Mid-April

    Fridays and Saturdays, 11AM - 3PM.

    Tuesdays - Saturday by appointment

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

Only Cash and Checks (payable to NYS Parks) Accepted

  • Tour Admission
  • Adult - $7
    Senior/Student - $5
    12 and under - Free

  • School Group and Prescheduled Group Admission
  • $5 per person (min. 10)
    Additional Talk - $2 each
    Talk ONLY - $5 per person (min. 10)
  • Outreach Programs (Off-site)
  • $5 per person
    (Note: May include additional travel fee depending on distance)

    For more information on special program offerings for both school and adult groups, please see the "Education" tab.
    For more information on tour offerings, please see the "Tours" tab.

Washington's Headquarters provides a variety of special program offerings appropriate for children to adults. These programs can be delivered on-site or can come to you as outreach programs. To learn more about what the site has to offer, and how to schedule your group, please click the links below

School Programs

Adult Programs

Acquired and opened by the State of New York in 1850, Washington's Headquarters, State Historic Site, is the first publicly owned and operated historic site in the Nation, a National Landmark, and a contributing property within Newburgh's 445-acre East End Historic District. From April 1782 to August 1783 General George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, made his headquarters and residence at Jonathan and Tryntje Hasbrouck family's fieldstone farmhouse in Newburgh. It was the longest he stayed at any headquarters throughout the 8 1/2 years of the Revolution. The Hasbrouck house is furnished to reflect Washington's stay and is open for guided tours. Here, the General, his wife Martha, officers, servants, and slaves lived and worked in close quarters, while a steady stream of guests met with the Washington's.

In the critical months that General George Washington spent at Newburgh, he made some of his most important contributions to shaping the American republic.

It was here that Washington:

  • Rejected the suggestion of an American monarchy.
  • Ended the Newburgh Conspiracy, preventing potential military control of the government.
  • Created the Badge of Military Merit, forerunner of the Purple Heart.
  • Circulated an influential letter to State Governors outlining the key principals he felt necessary for the new republic.
  • Announced the Cessation of Hostilities, which ended the fighting of the Revolutionary War.


Admission to Washington's Headquarters includes a guided tour of the historic Hasbrouck House, furnished to reflect its use as General Washington's Headquarters from April of 1782 to August of 1783, as well as self-guided access to the museum building, which includes two floors of exhibits.

Washington's Headquarters also offers group tours, school programs, and adult programs. For information on those offerings and how to schedule a group, visit the "Education" tab, or contact the site.

Tours are available by reservation. Please see the "Hours of Operation" tab for details. Please see the "Fees and Rates" Tab for admission information.


Reservations are made by calling the site at (845) 562-1195 and speaking with a staff member who will assist you.

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Amenities Information

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  • Costumed Interpreters
  • Picnic Area (Accessible)
  • Tours (Accessible)
  • Visitor Center (Accessible)