Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site
The country’s first publicly owned historic site (it was acquired by New York State in 1850) got a boost with last December’s opening of “Unpacked and Rediscovered,” a new exhibit of items accumulated by the site during its long history. A whole floor of space is devoted to this varied collection of rare and unusual objects — everything from 18th-century household items and toys to relics of armaments used during the Revolution. The artifacts are displayed in an “open storage” format and recorded in an electronic catalog, which visitors can access to learn more details about them.
Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2013
Pick: Editors' Picks
Best of Hudson Valley History:
2013 Editors' Pick-- Best Presidential Makeover