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Christmas Tours at Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Site | New Windsor


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Site
289 Forge Hill Road, New Windsor, NY, 12553, Orange County NY

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Christmas at Knox’s Headquarters

Wednesday, December 8 – Saturday, December 18, 2023

Wednesdays & Thursdays:
10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Fridays & Saturdays:
2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm

Celebrate Christmas at Knox’s Headquarters

See this house decorated for the season in the 18th century manner. Overrun by too many besotted louts demanding food and drink, for the past few Christmases, the Ellisons demand notice of your arrival. Call (845) 562-7141 X22 to reserve your time. Uninvited revelers will be immediately thrown off the property.

For two Christmases, John and Catherine Ellison shared their home with the officers and soldiers of the Continental Army. Over the winter of 1780-81, General Henry Knox, his wife Lucy and their children Henry and Lucy were there, while two years later it was General Horatio Gates and his military family of aides de camp who shared in the season’s festivities. In December 1774, Colonel Thomas Ellison of New Windsor, John’s father, received a letter from a grandson in New York City wishing him greetings of the season: “May you and yours see the return of many happy Christmasses & New Years & may each bring you an occasion of joy and peace – especially of that peace which passeth understanding & which this world can neither give or take away.”


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