Places to Visit
- Newburgh is 60 miles north of New York City
- Easily accessed from the Thruway (I-87) and I-84
- Take a scenic drive!
- The Palisades Parkway north to Route 9W takes an hour from the New Jersey side of the GW Bridge
- Train service via Metro-North's Hudson Line to Beacon.
- Beacon is serviced by over 30 trains every weekday and more than 20 trains each weekend day. Ferry service is provided to Newburgh on weekday mornings and evenings. On the weekends, take a cab, take the Newburgh-Beacon bus, or walk if you are feeling adventurous! The protected walkway over the Newburgh-Beacon bridge provides amazing river views. The walk takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes from the train station to your seat at a Newburgh waterfront café.
- Fly into Stewart International (SWF), 15 minutes from Newburgh.
- Here are a few suggestions of things to see when you get here.
Grand & Montgomery Streets
Drive or walk along Grand and Montgomery Streets to enjoy some of the City's most impressive Victorian architecture, including the landmark 1835 former Dutch Reformed Church and dozens upon dozens of great old houses. (More on neighboring blocks, too!
Newburgh's surprising gems include Downing Park, an urban oasis by Olmsted and Vaux, with meandering paths, pond, bandshell, pergola, and shelter house (also the city's visitor information center).
The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, on the corner Broadway and Liberty Street, offers rotating exhibits of manuscripts in the private Karpeles collection.
In addition to the house Washington occupied in the last 18 months of the Revolutionary War, the nation's first state historic site includes an excellent museum, the 1887 Freedom Tower, and a gently sloping park with lovely views of the Hudson. The Headquarters recently unveiled "Unpacked and Rediscovered", a compilation of artifacts collected since 1850.
View from the Heights
Drive to the south end of Newburgh to see yet more historic houses, plus a stunning view downriver toward Bannerman's Island and the Hudson Highlands.