Help us celebrate General George Washington’s birthday– his 291st - at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site. As one of the critical figures in our country’s birth, one or two days honoring him just isn’t enough; we do THREE days-February 18th, 19th and 20th, from 12 PM until 3 PM each day. Admission is free for all those three days, though donations are welcomed.
Sing “Happy Birthday” to the General (reenactor John Koopman) as he cuts into his birthday cake, officially starting the day’s festivities. Have a piece of cake and prepare to enjoy all that each day offers: history, music, demonstrations of 18th century camp life, and a take-home craft.
After enjoying his cake, the General will meet visitors at his Headquarters, along with his Aide-de-Camp, Tench Tighlman (reenactor Ryan Williams.) Mrs. Washington (reenactor Sandy Spector) will join him Sunday and Monday. Each day, Balladeer Thad McGregor will offer musical entertainment, and youth of all ages can create a take-home craft! On the grounds, Revolutionary War reenactors will perform demonstrations of 18th century camp life.
Make sure you explore the Museum and our newest exhibit, The Defense of the Hudson. Other exhibits include Unpacked & Rediscovered: Selections from Washington’s Headquarters’ Collection, George Washington: Perspectives on His Life and Legacy, The Preservation of Washington's Headquarters, and the Junior Curator Project 2020.
For more information call 845-562-1195.