The Crawford House
Newburgh Historical Society, Crawford House,
189 Montgomery St
Newburgh, NY 12550
Hours: 1-4 Every Sunday
Notes: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Located on the glorious Montgomery Street in Newburgh, NY, the Captain David Crawford House is the headquarters of the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands. Built in 1834, this neoclassical mansion was once the home of shipbuilder, David Crawford. David was the owner of the sloops and early steamboats that plied the Hudson from his dock at the foot of Third Street in Newburgh.
The Crawford House is home to one of the most unique collections of early Hudson Valley artwork, as well as archival photographs of people and businesses in the region. Also featured in the House is the exhibit Flyers on the Hudson, a permanent collection of scale models of sailing and steam-powered vessels, which graced the Hudson River throughout the 19th century
From the NY State Thruway, take exit 17 (Newburgh), and bear left at the off ramp, heading towards 17k. At the bottom of the ramp, make a left at the stoplight and continue on 17k until it turns into Broadway. Continue all the way to the end of Broadway (which ends at the Hudson River), and make a left. Head down the hill, and at the bottom, make a left on to Water Street. Make a left on to Second Street at the Montgomery Views sign, and head up the hill until you hit Montgomery Street. Make a left on to Montgomery Street.
From points West, take Route 84 east to exit 10. At the light, make an immediate right and get into the left lane in front of the Sunoco Station. Make a left on to North Plank Road. Follow the street down the hill, through two traffic lights, and make a right on to Montgomery Street.
From points East, take Route 84 West to Exit 10s (second exit past the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge). Stay to your right off the ramp and follow it until you come to the traffic light at Route 9W (the Lexus Diner is on the left). Make a right on to 9W, and get into the left lane in front of the Sunoco Station. Make a left on to North Plank Road. Follow the street down the hill, through two traffic lights, and make a right on to Montgomery Street.