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Destinations Orange County

New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site

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374 Temple Hill Rd., New Windsor. Living History, musket & artillery firings, blacksmithing, military medicine, etc. Last winter encampment of Northern Continental Army, 1782-1783. April-October, Wed.-Sat., 10:00am-5:00pm & Sun. 1:00-5:00pm. (845) 561-1765  www.nysparks.com

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Destinations Orange County

Knox Headquarters State Historic Site

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289 Forge Hill Road, Vails Gate. 1754 Ellison House. The HQ for Generals Nathanael Greene, Henry Knox and Horatio Gates. 18th century bridge and ruins of 1741 grist mill. Memorial-Labor Day, Wed.-Sat., 10:00am-5:00pm.; Sun. 1:00-5:00pm. (845) 561-1765  www.nysparks.com

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Destinations Orange County

Goshen Historic Track

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44 Park Place, Goshen. “The Cradle of the Trotter” opened 1838, world’s oldest active trotting track. Standardized training year round. Harness Racing season June-July. Self-guided tours weekdays 9:00am-5:00pm. (845) 294-5333. www.Goshen HistoricTrack.org

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Destinations Orange County

1915 Erie Station Museum

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19 Winkler Place, Chester. HQ Chester Historical Society, Orange County RR History and Revolutionary War importance. “American House” where Babe Ruth stayed. Final resting place of Hambletonian, progenitor of today’s trotters and pacers. May-October, Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm. (845) 469-2591  www.ChesterHistoricalSociety.com

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Destinations Dutchess County

Van Wyck Homestead Museum

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Jct. of Routes 9 & I-84 (Exit 13) in Fishkill.  Built in 1732 by Cornelius Van Wyck.  Officers’ Headquarters during the American Revolution.  Exhibits: Revolutionary War artifacts and documents.   Guided Tours weekends 1-4pm; June – October, or by appt. (845) 896-9560.   Homestead is operated by: www.FishkillHistoricalSociety.org