Two other buildings are on the property: The Tower of Victory monument, built to celebrate the 100th year after Washington stayed there (built in 1890), and a garage constructed in 1942 in a Colonial Revival style. There is also a Minute Man statue, which was put there in 1924 by Henry Hudson Kitson as a Veteran’s Day tribute on November 11.
Washington’s Headquarters became one of the country’s National Historic Landmarks as of 1961 and is now a museum, which features information about the American Revolutionary War. It is a popular place for school groups and history buffs to visit on cheap trips to New York.
Washington’s Headquarters History
Some of the changes made to the original structure were a temporary kitchen for the Army, which came in 1782 and an English style of fireplace that was put into Washington’s bedroom area. There is also another type of fireplace in the building called a Dutch Jambless style of fireplace.
What did Washington Use It For?
When Can You Visit Washington’s Headquarters?
The sight charges a range of fees dependent upon the event and the person(s). For instance, school groups are charges $3 a person as long as there are 10 or more people in the tour. Regular fees for adults are $4, with senior citizens $3 and under 12 is free. Most of the Washington’s Headquarters is handicapped accessible, including the guided tours, museum, visitor’s center, picnic areas, scenic view spots, and educational services.