New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site


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New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site


Location:Along NY 300, 1 mile north of Vails Gate.
Facilities:Picnic area (é), interpretive displays, visitor center, scenic view (é), hiking trail.
Activities:Guided and self-guided tours, reenactments, living history demonstrations, educational programs, hiking.
Special Features:Site is the location of the final encampment of George Washington's army. It was from here that cease-fire orders were issued on April 19, 1783, ending the eight-year War of Independence. The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is located here also, and the site played a central role in the history of the Purple Heart.
Address:PO Box 207
Vails Gate, NY 12584

Phone:845-561-1765
Web: www.nysparks.com/sites/info.asp?siteID=20
Size: 120 acres.

See other parks in New York.