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.
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The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation has opened the first phase of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor at the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site in Vails Gate, N.