While in the United States, Andrzej Duda, President of Poland, visited Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site on Thursday, September 21st. After speaking at the United Nations and West Point Military Academy, President Duda and his staff chose to learn about our history...right here in Newburgh! THis is the first time that Poland's President has visited one of our State Historic Sites. Another first for the first publicly owned historic site in the Nation, which opened in 1850.
President Duda toured the historic Hasbrouck House which served as Headquarters for General Washington, and was also used by his wife Martha, several of his aides, guards, slaves and servants. It was here that General Washington announced the cease fire, authored some of his thoughts for the new Republic, and created the Badge of Military Merit, forerunner of the Purple Heart. President Duda also took in the museum and its exhibit, Unpacked & Rediscovered, containing over 1,300 objects from the collection.
Washington's Headquarters wishes to thank Safe Harbors of the Hudson, Cafe Macchiato, and Washington Park Florist for their assistance during this visit.
You can visit Washington's Headquarters, which is open to visitors every Wednesday through Saturday, 11:00 am until 5:00 pm and every Sunday, 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm through October 29th. Watch for their Fall/Winter schedule which will be announced in October, or call the site at (845) 562-1195 for further information or directions.