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The Captain David Crawford House. 189 Montgomery St., Newburgh. This 1830 Neo Classical Home was the house of 19th century shipping magnate David Crawford. Celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage, the Crawford House welcomes a sculpture by Newburgh’s Hazel Brill Jackson. On display are exhibits of mid-19th century furnishings, decorative arts and textiles, Hudson River School paintings and model ships. $5. Open Sundays, 1-4 p.m. or by appointment. 561-2585.

Gomez Mill House. 11 Gomez Mill House Road, Marlboro. 236-3126. Tour Gomez Mill House, the oldest extant Jewish dwelling in North America continuously lived in for nearly three centuries. Wednesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guided tours at 10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m.. and 2:45 p.m. $10 adults, $7 seniors, $4 students and children (7-17). 236-3126. gomezmillhouse@gomez.org.

Hill-Hold Museum. Route 416, Campbell Hall. Visit Hill-Hold museum and see what life was like on a Hudson Valley farm in the 1830s. Mid May –October. Friday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Last tour at 3 p.m. 615-3833.

Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Site. Vails Gate. The elegant 1754 combination English and Dutch style home, of the prosperous merchant miller John Ellison, was one of the longest occupied military headquarters of the Revolutionary War. Continental Army Generals, Nathanael Greene, Henry Knox and Horatio Gates used the house as headquarters, during various periods between 1779-1783.

Montgomery Village Historical Museum. Former Methodist church, 142 Clinton St., across from the Fire Museum. Celebration of Girl Scouting during month of November. Saturdays 1 – 4 p.m. or by appointment. 457-5135.

National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. 374 Temple Hill Road, New Windsor. History and evolution of the Purple Heart, artifacts from all branches of service, photos and interactive visuals. Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sundays, 1-5 p.m.

Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site. Corner of Liberty & Washington Streets, Newburgh. Served as General George Washington’s army headquarters from April 1782-August 1783, his longest stay during the Revolutionary War. First government owned and operated historic house museum in the U.S., which marks the beginnings of the historic Preservation Movement. Birthplace of the Badge of Military Merit, the forerunner of the Purple Heart. More than 1,300 artifacts are on display including dolls, souvenirs of past wars, local Newburgh history, military weapons and domestic implements. Wednesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday, 1-5 p.m., Admission: Adults – $4, Seniors/Students – $3, children 12 and under – free. 562-1195.

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