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New Windsor Cantonment

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Enjoyable History Lesson!

Being on the same site as the Purple Heart Roll of Honor, my family and I also visited the... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
Acworth, Georgia
Two museums and parks in one

The highway signage to get here—like most state historic parks in the region—is horrible, but it's... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Seattle, Washington
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New Windsor Cantonment was a huge military community housing some 7,500 soldiers and 500 of their wives and children. General George Washington faced his greatest challenge here keeping the Continental Army ready for an uncertain future in the...more
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Temple Hill Road, Vails Gate, NY 12584
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

Being on the same site as the Purple Heart Roll of Honor, my family and I also visited the Cantonment, which I knew nothing about until I got there (of course!). We had not planned to make this stop, but it was well worth it!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GaryvM
Reviewed September 16, 2018

The highway signage to get here—like most state historic parks in the region—is horrible, but it's worth your while to make a u-turn because there's no advance warning, and you inevitably drive past the park sign and/or drive into the similarly named housing development next...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank don666
Reviewed April 9, 2018

If you are into history this is the place. The staff and volunteers now their stuff. You get you ticket at the Purple Heart Museum. They have a wonderful small gift shop.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank glynnis03
Reviewed September 3, 2017

The Cantonment Museum is downstairs and across the hall, in the same building as the National Purple Heart Museum; there is also a display outside, on the same grounds. The museum is not big, but it gives a good history of the Cantonment. The Purple...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Reviewed August 22, 2017

This is the site of the Continental Army's last encampment - the winter at the end of the Revolutionary War. The grounds are interesting to walk; the small museum educational. However, there was only 1 person on site in character which was surprising since it...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Reviewed July 27, 2016

My 8-year old son had an awesome time here! The staff took their time helping us and teaching him at every turn. From the blacksmith, who kindly made him an "S" hook, to Rick, who gave us a private musket show! My son and I...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Mssftnss
Reviewed July 10, 2016

We did not go in because they were closing fifteen minutes after we arrived about 4:45. It took us 15 minutes to read the plaques and take in the exterior of the building. We will be returning

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed July 10, 2016

Love this park. I grew up here. There a lot of single track bike trails behind the site that lead up to Temple Hill School. Come visit Revolutionary Era candlemakers, bakers, and ironworkers. Hear the cannons and muskets and drums of war. There is also...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank mdmc501
Reviewed October 6, 2015

I arrived with only 30 minutes left to tour this site before closing so I had to rush through it. You really need an hour minimum. There is a small museum for the Cantonment and they have a small village of buildings including an original...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank jjctraveler
Reviewed February 9, 2015

This small display of life in Revolutionary War camps under General Washington's command in 1781 is interesting but small. The lower level contains war artillery cannons and howitzers. It's worth visiting if in the area and is connected to the Purple Heart Hall of Honor....More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank psr707070
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