While it’s easy to skip Newburgh for more well-known cities, this historic town is home to Revolutionary War relics and beautiful scenery. Nature lovers and history buffs alike can enjoy all of the lovely attractions Newburgh, New York has to offer upstate visitors. While particularly lovely in the summertime, Newburgh is the perfect quiet getaway for all seasons. Book a stay in one of the Airbnb vacation rentals and explore some of the best things to do in Newburgh, New York.
1. Appreciate art at Ann Street Gallery
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Artists and art enthusiasts are in for a treat at Ann Street Gallery. This art gallery in Newburgh showcases a plethora of amazing pieces made by different artists. With the objective of bringing arts to the community through educational and immersive opportunities, Ann Street Gallery features so much to discover and learn about.
It constantly features various regional and national artists from not only Newburgh but also Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. The contemporary art exhibits are done in rotation, with new exhibits popping up on certain days. The gallery hosts a number of community programs and lectures as well.
Ann Street Gallery
Address: 104 Ann St, Newburgh, NY 12550, United States
Website: Ann Street Gallery
Opening hours: Thu - Fri: By appointment; Sat: 1pm - 5pm (closed from Sun - Wed)
2. Visit Crawford House
Crawford House is the historic home of Captain David Crawford, a civic leader and maritime entrepreneur who is an influential figure in Newburgh’s transition into an industrial city.
Following a Neo-classical design, the home has 40-foot (12-meter) columns, Palladian windows, wood carvings on the front door, and ornate black marble fireplaces. It also overlooks the Hudson River, presenting a wonderful view while also showcasing the wealth and stature of 19th-century families in the days of yore.
Address: 189 Montgomery St, Newburgh, NY 12550, United States
3. Grab a cold one at Newburgh Brewing Company
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Newburgh Brewing Company is a craft brewery that has been making delicious beers since 2012. It features a taproom and lobby shop where you can sit back and enjoy a nice meal with some beer.
The menu is composed of dishes that are sure to complement your choice of beer. Some of these dishes include New York State cheese plate, Brewhouse wings, gourmet mac and cheese, fish tacos, chips and salsa, soft pretzels, local farm-fresh salad, Newburgh cream ale mussels, and BBQ chicken sandwich.
Newburgh Brewing Company
Address: 88 South Colden St, Newburgh, NY 12550, United States
Website: Newburgh Brewing Company
Opening hours: Thu - Fri: 4pm - 10pm; Sat: 12pm - 10pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm (closed from Mon - Wed)
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4. Check out Washington's Headquarters
Dating back to 1725, this historic house once was the headquarters of George Washington himself during the American Revolutionary War. Now converted into a small museum, Newburgh visitors can enjoy daily guided tours through the preserved rooms. Though not very large, this quaint museum is home to breathtaking Hudson River views and unique Revolutionary War artifacts.
Washington's Headquarters Museum
Address: 84 Liberty Street, Newburgh, NY
Website: Washington’s Headquarters Museum
5. Pass through Hamilton Fish Bridge
While you might not consider a bridge to be a top destination, the Hamilton Fish Bridge in Newburgh, New York, is certainly worth a visit. It is well worth utilizing the pedestrian and bike lane to take a slow stroll across this Hudson River bridge. Be sure to bring your camera, since there are breathtaking views on both sides of the wide Hudson River and surrounding mountains.
Hamilton Fish Bridge
Address: Rte. I-84
Website: Hamilton Fish Bridge
6. Have an outing at Lawrence Farms Orchard
If you’re looking for an outing perfect for the entire family, look no further than Lawrence Farms Orchard. This beautiful family-run orchard features colorful playhouses perfect for small children and cute photos. It is also home to an apple orchid and a pumpkin patch, depending on the season. Lawrence Farms Orchard is well-known by locals for their delicious cider doughnuts and seasonal sweet treats. Open daily, this Newburgh classic captures the beauty of the Hudson River Valley.
Lawrence Farms Orchard
Address: 39 Colendrea Rd, Newburgh, NY
Website: Lawrence Farms Orchard
7. Head to motorcycle-themed Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers is an unexpected find in the quaint town of Newburgh. With an impressive display of custom-designed motorcycles and paraphernalia, this one-stop-chopper shop is a must-see for riders and fans alike! Orange County Choppers also has their own cafe with a selection of craft beers and motorcycle themed burgers! Learn about motorcycles from the pro’s who build at this unique attraction.
Orange County Choppers
Address: 14 Crossroads Ct, Newburgh, NY
Website: Orange County Choppers
8. Explore the artifacts at Karpeles Manuscript Library
The Karpeles Manuscript Library in Newburgh offers more than just a collection of local books. It’s home to a surprising number of original manuscripts and copies of valuable historical documents. Visitors are welcome to explore the variety of displays and artifacts as they were displayed in their own time. This library is also located in a former bank building, helping it distinguish itself from other libraries nearby. Take advantage of the free admission to peruse old letters written by Frederick Douglas, early manuscripts of Sherlock Homes, and many more unique finds.
Karpeles Manuscript Library
Address: 94 Broadway, Newburgh, NY
Website: Karpeles Manuscript Library
9. Unwind at Downing Park
Designed by the same people who created Central Park in New York City, Downing Park in Newburgh is a surprisingly picturesque 14-hectare (35-acre) expanse of land near downtown. In the summer, Downing Park is host to popular local concerts and events, while in the winter it is a fun place for ice skating and sledding.
Address: 123 Carpenter Ave, Newburgh, NY
Website: Downing Park
10. Learn more about history at New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site
Newburgh, New York is home to several historically significant places. It was here, just south of downtown Newburgh, at the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site, that the eight year long Revolutionary War for American Independence was ended by George Washington. Today, the area is marked by periodic reenactments in which locals dress up like members of George Washington’s army around historical artifacts. There is also a visitor center where tourists can learn more about the history of the Newburgh in the Revolutionary War.
New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site
Address: 374 Temple Hill Rd, New Windsor, NY
Website: New Windsor Historic Site
11. Check out Motorcyclepedia Museum
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Even if you’re not a motorcycle rider, you’ll be in awe by the wide collection of motorcycles and motorcycle history featured in the Motorcyclepedia Museum. Founded by two lifelong motorcycle riders, this museum has several different exhibits showing the history of motorcycle craftsmanship and use. This museum even features different motorcycles you can sit on for unique photos!
Address: 250 Lake St, Newburgh, New York
Website: Motorcyclepedia Musuem
12. Stroll through Montgomery St. and Grand St.
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If you’re visiting Newburgh, there is no way you can miss Montgomery Street and Grand Street! These two streets mark the downtown area in Newburgh, New York, and they are bustling with life year round! Montgomery Street is located near the Hudson River waterfront and is home to new restaurants and shops! Meanwhile, Grand Street offers visitors the chance to walk down a historic street with views of Mount Beacon in the background! This up and coming shopping and dining district is the central tourist area of Newburgh, New York!
Montgomery St. and Grand St.
Address: Montgomery St, Newburgh, NY
Website: Montgomery St and Grand St
Visit this New York treasure
Newburgh often is lost in the shadow of New York City, however, this historic town has plenty of charm and beauty to offer travelers willing to delve deep into the Hudson River Valley. Rooted in American history, Newburgh has something to offer both families and solo travelers alike. Pack your camera and your love of history, Newburgh, New York is waiting!
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