The City of Newburgh is a delightful pre-Revolution historic city with a beautiful waterfront featuring many great restaurants and marinas. With the biggest historic district in the State of New York, the Port of Newburgh has a growing arts community and an ethnic community that brings fascinating diversity.
The Port of Newburgh has a humid continental climate with warm summers that can get hot and humid and cold winters that can get severely cold. Temperature range from an average high of 29°C (85°F) in July to an average low of -7°C (20°F) in January. Rainfall is fairly even throughout the year. Heaves rains come in July at about 11 centimeters (4.59 inches), and lightest rainfall is in January with about nine centimeters (3.6 inches). Snow falls in the Port of Newburgh from November through April, with the heaviest snowfall in February of just over 20 centimeters (eight inches). Humidity ranges from below 70% from December through April to 80% in September.
Newburgh Landing is home to River Rose Cruises, a paddlewheeler that carries guests on a scenic open-air trip down the Hudson. From May through October, the 90-minute excursion includes entertainment and meals and visits riverfront villages, Bannerman Island, and West Point.
The Port of Newburgh's Storm Art Center is a 500-acre museum for modern sculpture. It features more than 100 works by well-known contemporary artists and a tram affording a multi-stop narrated tour. Focusing on works from after World War II to the present, sculptures range from large abstract pieces to works in stone, earth, and other materials. From early April through early September, the Storm Art Center in the Port of Newburgh is open from Wednesday through Sunday from 10am until 5:30pm. The center's season ends in late November. Admission ranges from $12 for adults to $8 for students. Children under five are admitted free.
One of the most popular attractions in the Port of Newburgh is Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site, a place where the founder passed more time than anywhere else during the American Revolution. The historic site is open from mid-April through October Wednesdays to Saturdays from 10am until 5pm and on Sundays from 1pm until 5pm. This Port of Newburgh attraction was the Nation's first publicly-owned historic site. Visitors will tour the rooms where much of early American history took place. Washington declined the position of king here, stopped the Newburgh conspiracy, created the Badge of Honor (that became the Purple Heart), and wrote to Governors about the new Constitution. Admissions are $4 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Children 12 and under are admitted free.