DescriptionThe site of George Washington's headquarters for more than a year during the Revolutionary War, Newburgh later based its economy on a thriving whaling industry. With the demise of whaling the town successfully turned its ships to other trade in the late 1800s; its seafaring tradition is still evident. Downtown Newburgh's 455-acre historic district contains 18th- and 19th-century structures.
ShoppingNewburgh Mall is at 1401 SR 300 North; take I-87 (New York State Thruway) exit 17 or I-84 exit 7N. In addition to eateries and specialty shops it has The Bon-Ton and Sears.
Attraction PlaceHoldersWashington's Headquarters State Historic Site