HISTORY

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Here, history is everywhere. Washington County is rich with historic sites, museums and landmarks exploring the contributions and impact of a wide range of local events, locations & people.

GAIN INSIGHT INTO THE EVERYDAY LIVES OF EVERYDAY PEOPLE DURINGSOME OF THE MOST CRITICAL TURNING POINTS IN HISTORY:

 

from the American Revolution to the Industrial one that followed. This area offers many perspectives on local & nationalhistory, from Revolutionary War battlefields like Battle Hill in Fort Ann to Greenwich’s hidden history with theUnderground Railroad, explored through self-guided walking tours.

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Plus, you’ll enjoy spotting the many historical landmarks and buildings while walking or riding through our little towns!

Whether you’re looking to enjoy cheesecakes at the monastery, a show at Hubbard Hall, or want to check out the birthplace of the U.S. Navy, you’ll love exploring Washington County’s variety of iconic landmarks.

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Visit our 250th Anniversary page to learn more and explore our many upcoming events, from reenactments of battles to hands-on exhibits & beyond. Or, learn more about our local “history in our backyard” initiative.

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OF WASHINGTON COUNTY

Washington County has left its mark on history in many ways! Explore the many ways we’ve interpreted & preserved our historic heritage, including the world-famous slate quarries in Granville and the Old Fort House where George Washington ate & Solomon Northup lived!

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Discover local farms & orchards
Explore the craft beverage trail
Taste locally made ice cream
View local artists' studios