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Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site

289 Forge Hill Road, Vails Gate, NY 12584
+1 845-561-5498
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1754 country house used by colonial generals during revolutionary war

Stately Georgian style house built by the Ellison family was used by General Knox, Greene and Gates... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Great House

Here is were history comes to life, the house is very well done and the staff know there stuff. We... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Walden, New York
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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.
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31 Aug 2017
“1754 country house used by colonial generals during revolutionary war”
11 Jul 2017
“Great House”
289 Forge Hill Road, Vails Gate, NY 12584
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Stately Georgian style house built by the Ellison family was used by General Knox, Greene and Gates during the war. Knox lived here the longest at various times. It is a 2 story stone house with 2 very large fireplaces, some original walls, flooring and...More

Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Here is were history comes to life, the house is very well done and the staff know there stuff. We had a fun few hours here the grounds are very well kept.

Thank glynnis03
Reviewed 11 July 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...More

1  Thank Jesita66
Reviewed 25 June 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...More

2  Thank rpkj2016
Reviewed 28 May 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...More

1  Thank tank1050
Reviewed 14 May 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.

1  Thank Rita S
Reviewed 7 October 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...More

1  Thank jjctraveler
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Tours were on the hour. We were there at 1:08, all doors locked. Official car outside. I don't know what else to say. We were disappointed.

1  Thank kw1999
Reviewed 28 March 2015

If you are a history buff, the area and this location sparks a lot of interest in how this area helped shape our country

2  Thank TomW12550
Reviewed 4 September 2013

If you are a history buff and want to know more about Washington's life in Newburgh and environs, you must go!

2  Thank Jeanniemac1025
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