Hudson Valley History and Culture Brim with Early American Flavor in Orange County, NY

Hill Hold Museum

When Henry Hudson sailed his ship "Half Moon" up the Hudson River and into Cornwall Bay in 1609, he was the first in a long list of remarkable travelers to Orange County. These influential women and men determined the early history and culture of America. Travel back through time to the 1700s. It's the end of the Revolutionary War and George Washington establishes his headquarters at a stone fortress in Newburgh, high above the majestic Hudson. Explore a place so rich in history, it's America's first Registered National Historic Landmark. Witness firsthand our battle re-enactments, fabulous fairs and one-of-a-kind festivals.

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