Crawford House is open Sundays 1-4 pm from April to October. Our regular season is over, but you can see the house in decorated splendor on the Candlelight Tour. This year, the house will also be open on the next Sunday, Dec. 19.

Sunday, December 10, 12-5pm
Candlelight Tour
Join us for our annual tour of private homes, many of them historic, all decorated for the holidays.
This is a self-guided tour. Buy tickets in advance or at the door. At Crawford House, you collect a booklet and map, then tour the houses in any order, any time between 12 and 5 pm. Read more→

Admission: $30 per person


Call (845) 561-2585 for assistance and/or more information.


Marci GurtonThe board of directions welcomes Marci Gurton as its newest board member. Formerly development director with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh (2008-11), Ms. Gurton knows Newburgh well and has a passion for its history and residents. She holds a Master’s degree in anthropology from the New School for Social Research. Marci joined the board in November, and we look forward to working together in the coming year. Read More →


NFA kids at Crawford HouseOn November 2, 2017, a group of 83 students from the Newburgh Free Academy visited the Crawford House. Led by Ginny McCurdy and other NFA teachers and chaperones, the student explored the 1830 house up and down, with Historical Society board members in attendance. This was the final stop in a day of visits to historic sites, but the field trip was only one part of a program to increase students’ awareness of the Hudson Valley and its history. Read More →


Painter at work on Crawford House We are happy to report that in September we began a long-overdue overall painting of the historical 1830 Crawford House. Based on previous colors used on the historic house, the updated scheme will give the house a fresh look. As often happens, preparing for the paint project unearthed a number of areas in the house that required repair.
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Dutch 'Kas' being loaded onto a truckThe Historical Society’s massive 17th-century Dutch “Kas” (cupboard) is on vacation in New Paltz, where it is featured in a special exhibition on furniture, paintings, and decorative arts in the Hudson Valley during the 17th century. The exhibit will be on display from October to December.
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Organizational News Blog For more recent stories about the Historical Society or the Crawford House, check out the Org News Blog.


Membership. The Historical Society relies heavily on memberships and contributions. Have you renewed your membership? If not, please do soon! Do you have a friend who enjoys history or getting involved in local culture? Please tell them about us, or bring them to the house or an event.


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