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Washington’s Headquarters

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The Newburgh Washington Headquarters is nation's first publicly owned historic site and tour the rooms where American history was made. In the 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. Tours of the site are by reservation only.

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Washington's Headquarters
84 Liberty Street
Newburgh, NY 12550