- Associated Press - Thursday, December 25, 2014

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Two state historic sites linked to New York’s role in the Revolutionary War are hosting tours after Christmas Day.

Knox’s Headquarters in Vails Gate in Orange County is the site of the historic Ellison House, where Gen. Henry Knox of the Continental Army had his HQ during the last two years of the war.

During Christmas, his wife Lucy and other military families shared in the season’s festivities in the Colonial home. On Friday through Sunday, the site’s staff is giving tours of the Georgian-style home, which is decorated 18th-century-style for the holiday season.

Just north in the city of Newburgh, the Washington Headquarters site is hosting tours of the Hasbrouck House on Friday and Saturday.

Gen. George Washington spent the last months of the war encamped at Newburgh. The historic home has been decorated for the holidays.



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