Newburgh was built along the Hudson River and was once a great seafaring and manufacturing center. When highways replaced waterways as trade routes, Newburgh's future looked uncertain, but the city pulled together and is now flourishing. And, again, the Hudson River is the key.
Newburgh's rich history has also supported it. The Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site is where General Washington called for an end to the Revolutionary War. A century later, a commemorative monument was constructed on this property and both are within proud view of the river. History buffs will also want to visit the Historical Society of Newburgh at Crawford House. Here are exhibits and paintings depicting Newburgh's past.
That is history. But the best part of Newburgh for most tourists (and residents) is the Hudson River itself. Restaurants and storefronts line the waterfront and the view over the river is lovely, drawing artists as well as shoppers and diners. For those who'd like to travel the river itself, two riverboats, the Pride of the Hudson and the River Rose, offer tours.
Newburgh is about 90 miles south of Albany on I-90. For more information about Newburgh, take a look on the navigational sidebar on the left-hand side of the page.