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If you ever can't quite make it here during our hours give us a call. On any given day, if we don't have to be somewhere we can often wait a bit if you'll be a little late. Heck, we don't mind.

 Come make it a day trip!  Ours is an area rich in things to do.

Visiting a full service flag business is fun for serious flag collectors. Any long time flag business has all kinds of cool stuff hanging around that never makes it into a catalog or onto a web site. Never know what you'll find. Or, are you serious about your flag choice and want a great selection? Come here and we can show you about 6 or 7 different 3x5' American flags in all kinds of qualities. Heck, we can show you 3 different nylon ones alone.

Curious about putting up a flagpole? Lots of folks within a day trip from us have found it worthwhile and reassuring to be able to "kick the tires" on a flagpole before putting one up. We have a bunch of different ones installed in front of our place so you can see how they go in the ground. I've even left one unfinished as a kind of cut away display so you can see how to do it. Plus it is kind of helpful for lots of folks to see an array of poles in varying heights installed in order to get a sense of what size is appropriate for them at their home.

So make it a day trip. Come see us, pick a nice diner or restaurant for lunch. And visit a local historic site or attraction. We've had people just drive up here from NY City, or CT or PA. But please call first to be sure we aren't closed for vacation.

We are about 60 miles north of Manhattan and 90 miles south of Albany. Our town of New Windsor is minutes from the crossroads of Interstates 84 and 87 on the west bank of the Hudson River. The Hudson River Valley has beautiful scenery and significant history. It is the home and resting place of Presidents Martin Van Buren and FDR. The final encampment of George Washington's Continental Army was right here in New Windsor. It is now a state historic site called New Windsor Cantonment. His headquarters can also be visited in nearby Newburgh. During the Revolution, he spent more time here than he did in any other single place. You should hear about the building mutiny among his officers he put down in New Windsor. Some call it the beginnings of a coup. It's a whole story.

We are just over the mountain from West Point

Here's some links to help you plan a day trip. Or use them just to take a virtual tour around our own little corner of these great United States.

The National Purple Heart Hall Of Honor Opened November 10th, 2006. Its mission is to collect and preserve the stories of Purple Heart recipients from all services and all generations. These stories are represented through exhibits, videos and an interactive computerized roll of honor detailing the story of each individual.

Orange County Choppers

Orange County Choppers: Yep, that's some local boys who've hit it big. Way to go fellas. They have a brand new showroom and dealership in Newburgh about 4.6 miles from us.

Washington's HQ State Historic Site

Check their hours before traveling any distance. It is humbling to stand in this home where the father of our country spent more time than any other place during The Revolution (845) 562-1195

New Windosr Cantonment State Historic Site (845) 561-1765 Last encampment of the Continental Army. Here Washington put down a budding coup, here the army was disbanded.

Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site (845) 561-5498 Washington's Artillery Commander

Fort Montgomery 1777 battle site

America on the ropes. Outnumbered 3 to 1, Americans, many of them local lads, suffer 50% losses in a desperate but failed attempt to hold two forts against British invasion. This is an amazing place to stand and contemplate the sacrifices made for us that October day.

 

Town of New Windsor Web Site. Great local history resource

Orange County Tourism

Click here for antiques to wineries. Historic sites to Shopping trips.

Gomez Mill House, 1714, Oldest extant Jewish residence in America

The Hudson River Valley Institute

LOADS of info for studying or visiting this historic valley

The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area

Information on 80 heritage sites

Bannerman Island A 19th century arms dealer's Scottish castle in the middle of the Hudson River. Closed to the public for decades, the island is now open for tours Castle Tours

Home of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service)
"All that is within me cries out to go back to my home on the Hudson River" This quote captures FDR's connection to Springwood, the estate that he loved & the place he considered home. The first US Presidential Library was started by FDR here. Visit the Home of FDR and Presidential Library & Museum to learn about the only President elected to four terms.

Storm King Art Center

Widely celebrated as one of the world’s leading sculpture parks, Storm King Art Center has welcomed visitors from across the globe for fifty years. It is located only one hour north of New York City, in the lower Hudson Valley, where its pristine 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands provides the setting for a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time.

West Point

If you love America, if you love history, if you love spectacular mountain and river scenery, it just does not get any better than this. See if you catch the The Hotel Thayer Sunday Brunch

Hey Al, what is your address?....Well, it depends on who you ask.

Our physical address is 283 Windsor Hwy, New Windsor NY, 12553. DO NOT MAIL ANYTHING THERE. Mail goes to our post office box: PO Box 4096, New Windsor, NY 12553

But... if you want to come see us,

You will never see a sign that says Windsor Hwy.

The great Empire State of New York says we are on State Route 32. All the road signs say Rt 32

Rt 32 is the same as Windsor Hwy.

If you are coming to our shop,

We are actually on Rt 32!

Don't blame us, we don't create the addresses, name the roads or make the signs. If you stop to ask for directions, be prepared to ask for both Rt 32 And/Or Windsor Hwy.

If you do a Mapquest search from www.mapquest.com

use 283 Windsor Hwy, New Windsor, NY 12553. In fact, here is a link to a mapquest map of our location:

Click Here for a Mapquest ® map of our location

There is also a map printed on page 16 of almost every catalog we put out. I say almost, because sometimes I have needed the space for product information. But mostly the map is in there

 

  • From Dutchess County and east of the Hudson River

  • 1) Take I84 across the Newburgh Beacon Bridge

    2) Get off exit 10S which is the 2nd exit after the bridge

    3) Get on Rt 32 South. The exit ramp empties you out right onto Rt 32 south and has you going in the southerly direction. It winds you back around in a cloverleaf fashion underneath I84.

    4) Start measuring 1.4 miles from when you go underneath the Rt 84 overpass.

    5) After 1.4 miles Rt 32 makes a right hand turn on to Broadway in Newburgh, and so will you. Follow the Rt 32 signs. Stay on Rt. 32.

    6) Go 2/10 - 3/10 of a mile to the next traffic light. Rt 32 makes a left turn at that light, and so will you. There is a Bank of America at that corner. Follow the signs and stay on Rt. 32.

    7) Leaving Broadway, measure 2 miles further south on Rt 32 into the town of New Windsor. Look to your left and you will see The Flag Guys.

    You will know you are close when you go underneath a black railroad bridge.

    You will know you are even closer when you see a swimming pool store on your left.

    We are on your left two buildings after the swimming pool store

    There is a 40' flagpole and a sign in front of our building. The number 283 is on the front of the building in 12" numerals. The number 283 is on the mail box. It is a brick building.

    Never leave Rt 32 South. We are one mile north of the 5 corner Vails Gate intersection. If you get there, you've gone too far.

    If you get to U-haul you've gone too far.

     

  • From Middletown and The West

  • 1) Take I84 to the last exit BEFORE the Newburgh Beacon bridge: Exit 10

    2) Get on Rt 32 South which is a right hand turn at the bottom of the exit ramp.

    3) Go 1.3 miles to Broadway in Newburgh.

    4) Follow #5,6 and 7 above

     

  • From New Paltz and The North

  • 1) Take I87, "The New York State Thruway" to exit 17

    2) Follow the signs off the exit ramp to Rt17K. Make a left on to Rt 17K and head east into the city of Newburgh. You should see mountains ahead of you and be going past a bunch of car dealers.

    3) After about 2 miles on Rt 17K (which by that time has become Broadway in Newburgh) make a right hand turn at Bank of America onto Rt 32 South.

    4) Leaving Broadway, measure 2 miles further south on Rt 32 into the town of New Windsor. Look to your left and you will see The Flag Guys.

    You will know you are close when you go underneath a black railroad bridge.

    You will know you are even closer when you see a swimming pool store on your left.

    We are on your left two buildings after the swimming pool store

    There is a 40' flagpole and a sign in front of our building. The number 283 is on the front of the building in 12" numerals. The number 283 is on the mail box. It is a brick building.

    Never leave Rt 32 South. We are one mile north of the 5 corner Vails Gate intersection. If you get there, you've gone too far.

    If you get to U-haul you've gone too far.

     

  • From the Bear Mountain Bridge

  • Possible for Westchester, Putnam Counties, West Point

    1) Enter the Bear Mountain traffic circle and exit under the sign which reads "9WN West Point, Newburgh" This puts you on 9W going North. Measure 10.8 miles from leaving the traffic circle.

    2) Head north through Fort Montgomery and over the mountain. On the other side after 10.8 miles from the traffic circle, you'll see on the right a green sign which reads "Cornwall." Exit there. Careful, the sign is on a curve and both it and the exit come up real quick. If after exiting you are on Angola Rd, you've gotten off 9W too soon.

    3) Go 2/10 of a mile down the exit ramp to a fork in the road. Take the left fork to the stop sign. If you are at the correct place, there is a small white house and a cemetery across the street from you.

    4) Make a left onto County Rt #107, which is the same thing as Quaker Ave..

    5) Take that road for about 1/2 of a mile to a 'T" in the road at the bottom of a long hill. There is a stop light there and you must go right or left. Make the right on to Rt 32 heading north.

    6) If you've done it all correctly, you go over a steel girder bridge after about 10 seconds. Two miles from the right hand turn on to Rt 32 you come to Vails Gate, the wicked 5 corner intersection. Caution: Just before the 5 corners, you'll see a McDonald's on your left. Immediately after that, you will go through the 5 way intersection. Look up at the big green signs and get in the lane that keeps you on Rt 32. Be sure you are still on Rt 32 heading north once you leave this intersection. If you've done it correctly there is a big Foam And Wash car wash and quick lube on your right about 100 yards from leaving the 5 corner intersection.

    7) Continue north about one mile after the big intersection. The Flag Guys is on your right.

    There is a U-haul on your left shortly before you get to us

    If you get to the swimming pool store on your right, you've gone past us.

    There is a 40' flagpole and a sign in front of our building. The number 283 is on the front of the building in 12" numerals. The number 283 is on the mail box. It is a brick building.

     

  • From Rockland County

  • 1) Take I87, "The New York State Thruway" to exit 17

    2) Follow the signs off the exit ramp to Rt17K. Make a left on to Rt 17K and head east into the city of Newburgh. You should see mountains ahead of you and be going past a bunch of car dealers.

    3) After about 2 miles on Rt 17K (which by that time has become Broadway in Newburgh) make a right hand turn at Bank of America onto Rt 32 South.

    4) Leaving Broadway, measure 2 miles further south on Rt 32 into the town of New Windsor. Look to your left and you will see The Flag Guys.

    There is a 40' flagpole and a sign in front of our building. The number 283 is on the front of the building in 12" numerals. The number 283 is on the mail box. It is a brick building.

    Never leave Rt 32 South. We are one mile north of the 5 corner Vails Gate intersection. If you get there, you've gone too far.

    If you get to U-haul you've gone too far.

     

  • From New York City

  • Take The George Washington Bridge out of Manhattan. We are one hour from the bridge.

    Take the first exit off the bridge and get on The Palisades Parkway

    Follow the directions above "From Rockland County"

     

  • From Texas

  • Take a plane to JFK International Airport in Queens

    Rent a car at the airport

    Follow the directions above "From New York City"

     

  • From The Moon

  • Just come straight down