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“Would have preferred during operating hours.”

Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site
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Owner description: 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 the stone mansion and grounds including nature paths overlooking the dramatic Silver Stream gorge, site of the ruins of the Ellisons' gristmill operation. Also open for special holiday programs in December.
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 in what felt to me was too isolated. It would have been fine if other people had been around. We looked around the house and then went back about a 100 yards on a trail behind the house because we could hear a running river. I took picture of the river and then noticed there was a bench off to the right with a couple of young guys sitting on it. Left quickly. It was worth the trip, I am just saying that you need to be aware of your surroundings here if there aren't other sightseers milling around.

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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 operate year round.

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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 the two buildings. A big disappointment.

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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.

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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 not appear to have that many visitors. I didn’t want to wait for the hourly tour, so the park ranger gave me and another couple an early tour of the house (which is not air conditioned and is VERY hot). He was very knowledgeable and gave a great tour. Be sure to walk around the house since the front and back are of different styles. Also, walk down the trail to the woods where you can see an old bridge and the foundation of the old mill. It is peaceful and beautiful.

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