Carnegie Library

138 Pike Street
Port Jervis, 12771
845-856-7313 845-856-9154

Only Carnegie Library in Orange County. Opened in 1903 and still a full service library. Houses Minisink Valley Historical Society archives.

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Chester Railroad Station

47 Main Street
Chester, 10918
845-469-2591

On the former Erie Main Line, this restored 1915 Arts & Crafts style passenger station hosts rotating exhibits related to the history of Chester and the railroad. The station serves as an entry to the Heritage Trail. May-Oct. Sat 9-1.

http://www.ChesterHistoricalSociety.com View Map

Clove Furnace Historic Site

21 Clove Furnace Drive & Route 17
Arden, 10910
845-351-4696

Museum with iron mining displays, iron making furnace and exhibits related to county history. Year round, Mon-Fri, 9-11 and 1-4.

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Constitution Island


West Point, 10996
845-265-2501

Tour includes boat ride to and from island, guided tour of Revolutionary War fortifications and grounds of Warner House. Admission. Wednesdays, June-Sept. Reservations required.

http://www.constitutionisland.org

Dutch Reformed Church (1835)

Second & Grand Streets
Newburgh, 12550

Designed by Alexander J. Davis. Architecturally one of the finest Greek Revival churches in the United States. Recently named as a National Historic Landmark. Not open to the public.

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Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

690 Route 9W
Fort Montgomery, 10922
845-446-2134

Scene of a fierce Revolutionary War battle for control of the Hudson River. Museum with movie and exhibits. Interpretive programs by costumed staff, and hiking trails past historic ruins. Beautiful views of the Hudson River. Footbridge connects with Trailside Museums and Zoo. Mid-April through Oct. Wed-Sun 9-5.

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Fort Putnam

Delafield Road
U.S. Military Academy at West Point, 10996
845-938-3590

Predating the military academy where it is located, the fort was considered the key to defense of "Fortress West Point" during the Revolutionary War. The cannon covered the landward approaches to the Great Chain that stretched across the Hudson River.

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Genealogical Society

101 Main Street
Goshen, 10924

Research rooms open to the public; volunteers will help you find your Orange County ancestors. Mon & Fri 9am-12:30pm. First and third Wed of the month, 9am-4pm.

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Goshen Historic Track

44 Park Place
Goshen, 10924
845-294-5333

A living museum with a sporting history over 160 years old. Training facility for harness race horses year round. 1500-seat grandstand. Full slate of harness racing during the months of June and July. Daily 8-4.

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Goshen Historic Walk


Goshen, 10924
845-294-7741

A self-guided tour of Historic Goshen starting from the permanent map located in the center of town by the village green. Pamphlets and information available at Goshen Chamber of Commerce, 223 Main Street, Goshen.

http://www.goshennychamber.com

Greenville Historic Buildings

203 Main Street
Greenville, 12771
845-856-5064

Fort Van Tyle, Greenville Methodist Church, Tap Stone Inn. Seven Districts one-room school houses: Graham, Eatontown, Clark, Bushville, Greenville, Logtown and Hardscrabble. Call for information.

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Last Encampment of the Continental Army

19 Causeway Road (Route 300)
Vails Gate, 12584
845-563-4600

1782-83 Revolutionary Army camp with replicas of military huts. Nature trails, observation tower, picnic facilities. Daylight hours.

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New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site

374 Temple Hill Road
New Windsor, 12553
845-561-1765

The winter encampment during the closing days of the Revolutionary War. Costumed interpreters demonstrate life at the camp. Visitor center (open year round) features exhibits. Special events. Grounds open April-Oct. Tues-Sat 10-5. Sun 1-5.

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Orange Square

Pike & Sussex Streets
Port Jervis, 12771

Tallest Civil War monument in the county. Site where Stephen Crane gathered information for The Red Badge of Courage.

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The Gatehouse

224 Smith Clove Road
Central Valley, 10917
845-928-6770

Recently restored 1912 stone building, which once marked the entrance to "Proctoria," the estate of F.F. Proctor, the Vaudeville King of the late 1800s. Displays of memorabilia unique to the area.

http://www.woodburyhistoricalsociety.org/gatehouse View Map

U.S. Military Academy

2107 New South Post Road
West Point, 10996
845-938-2638

The West Point Visitors Center and Museum are open 7 days a week. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Visitors Center 9-4:45. Museum 10:30-4:15. See West Point Tours listing below for guided tours.

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Warwick Historic Village

2 Colonial Avenue
Warwick, 10990
845-986-3236

Baird's Tavern, a 1766 stone tavern where Martha Washington stayed, is the second oldest home in Warwick. The Old School Baptist Meeting House was built in 1810. Tours Sundays at 2pm. Self-guided walking tour or seasonal guided tours.

http://www.warwickhistoricalsociety.org View Map

Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site

84 Liberty Street
Newburgh, 12550
845-562-1195

Gen. George Washington made this fieldstone farmhouse his Continental Army headquarters and spent more time here than anywhere else during the Revolutionary War. The new exhibit, "Unpacked and Rediscovered" is interactive, showing pieces taken from the museum's vast collection. In 1850 the property became our nation's first public historic site. Mid-April thru Oct. Wed-Sat, 11-5. Sun 1-5. Nov to Mid-April, Thur-Sat, 11-3.

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West Point Tours, Inc.

United States Military Academy - 2107 New South Post Road
West Point, 10996
845-446-4724

Enjoy a guided tour of the U.S. Military Academy. Walk the paths of generals and presidents tracing the footsteps of our country's great leaders. Enjoy spectacular views of the majestic Hudson River. Hear exciting tales and fascinating stories. Tour buses depart daily from the West Point Visitor Center.

http://www.westpointtours.com View Map

Woodbury Historical Society

532 Route 32
Highland Mills, 10930
845-928-6479

Dedicated to Charles E. Rushmore, namesake of Mt. Rushmore, it contains a historical collection on the family. The Gatehouse has additional exhibits at 224 Smith Clove Road in Central Valley. Tues 2-4. Thurs 7-9. Sat 10:30-12:30, or by appointment.

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