Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site
84 Liberty St.
Newburgh, NY 12551
Nation's first ever publicly owned historic site. In the critical months that General George Washington spent at Newburgh, he rejected the idea of an American monarchy; ended the Newburgh Conspiracy, prevented potential military control of the government; created the Badge of Military Merit, forerunner of the Purple Heart; and circulated an influential letter to State Governors outlining the key principals he felt necessary for the new republic.