On Saturday, December 9th from 5 to 8 pm the 1754 Ellison house at Knox’s Headquarters will be open and decorated for Christmas and staffed by Revolutionary War era costumed interpreters
For two Christmases, John and Catherine Ellison shared their home with the officers and soldiers of the Continental Army. Over the winter of 1780-81, General Henry Knox, his wife Lucy and their children Henry and Lucy were there, while two years later it was General Horatio Gates and his military family of aides de camp who shared in the season’s festivities.
Knox’s Headquarters is located at 289 Forge Hill Road, in Vails Gate, New York, three miles southeast of the intersection of I-87 and I-84 and is just one half-mile south of the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site. For more information please call (845) 561-1765 ext. 22.
Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Site is part of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. The Palisades Interstate Park Commission administers 29 parks, parkways and historic sites for the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in New York as well as the Palisades Interstate Park and parkway in New Jersey. For more information about New York State Parks and Historic Sites, click here.
Photo: 1754 John Ellison house, Knox’s Headquarters, viewed from the 18th century bridge over Silver Stream, provided.