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Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site

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Great Historic Site

In the SW suburbs of Newburgh (actually Vails Gate) is John Ellison’s 1754 farmhouse that was used... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2015
Chesterfield, MO
Great historic site

Had a very nice tour of the beautiful 18th c house by a super knowledgeable and entertaining guide... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
West Point, New York
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10 Sep 2018
“Great historic site”
24 Jun 2018
“Great lawyer next door!”
Mount Ellison, the elegant country estate of New York's Ellison family, served as wartime headquarters for three of the most famous of George Washington's Generals: Henry Knox, Nathanael Greene and Horatio Gates. From Memorial Day to Labor Day tour...more
289 Forge Hill Road, Vails Gate, NY 12584
+1 845-561-5498
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Had a very nice tour of the beautiful 18th c house by a super knowledgeable and entertaining guide, the grounds are lovely and well kept (flower garden, other archeo ruins) Nearby are two other rev war sites (new windsor cantonment and Washington’s Headquarters) that make...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Knox hauled captured British artillary from Ticonderoga NY to Boston; was Gen. Washington's right hand and President Washington's Sec. of War. He made his Hudson Valley H.Q. in this 18th Century home of a local mill operator named Ellison. Nicely preserved site...see a canon fired...More

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Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

Stately Georgian style house built by the Ellison family was used by General Knox, Greene and Gates during the war. Knox lived here the longest at various times. It is a 2 story stone house with 2 very large fireplaces, some original walls, flooring and...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Here is were history comes to life, the house is very well done and the staff know there stuff. We had a fun few hours here the grounds are very well kept.

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Reviewed July 10, 2016

We arrived after the house was closed, but grounds were still open. That is usually just fine with me because I am not big on the house tours. I would rather read the history and take in the period architecture. However, the parking was located...More

1  Thank Jesita66
Reviewed June 25, 2016

House is open Memorial Day thru Labor Day but the grounds are open year round perhaps those that stopped by where on a day when the site was closed. Sadly over the years there have been many cuts to state budgets so these places can't...More

2  Thank rpkj2016
Reviewed May 27, 2016

When we drove over to see this site on a Friday in May round 11am, the place was locked and no one was around . everything was empty thought it should have been open. The trails were marked but we wanted the guided tour of...More

1  Thank tank1050
Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Very old homestead used as General Knox' Headquarters during the American Revolution. Beautiful grounds - hike the trail to the water - lots of trees, plants, flowers, bushes, foliage. Picnic tables. Nice day trip.

1  Thank Rita S
Reviewed October 6, 2015

In the SW suburbs of Newburgh (actually Vails Gate) is John Ellison’s 1754 farmhouse that was used by Major General Henry Knox. This is another interesting revolutionary war site in the Newburgh area. There is a gravel entry and small parking lot, but it does...More

1  Thank jjctraveler
Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Tours were on the hour. We were there at 1:08, all doors locked. Official car outside. I don't know what else to say. We were disappointed.

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