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Sat 30 Sep
In Their Own Words: The Battle for Fort Montgomery!
Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
(845) 446-2134

Come for a unique, extended tour of one of the Hudson Valley's most dramatic battle sites! Drawing mainly on 1st hand accounts and archaeological data, this ramble will bring to life the Revolutionary War attack on Fort Montgomery using the words of the soldiers who were there and what they left behind. Program will last approximately 2 hours and include rarely visited spots of the battlefield and conclude with a musket firing demonstration. Ramblers welcome to bring a bagged lunch. Registration Required - please email: or call 845-446-2134 to Register.

Registration: Required
Thu 05 Oct
Anatomy of a Traitor
Thursday, October 5, 2017 07:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
(845) 446-2134

The 240th Anniversary Commemoration commences with the performance of Anatomy of a Traitor. Come witness a dramatic portrayal of one of the American Revolution's most intriguing figures: Major General Benedict Arnold! What drove him to commit the most treacherous act our country has ever known? Hear Arnold's grievances and his views on treason aired by historian Gary Petagine. An audience Q & A session will immediately follow this exciting performance. Reservations required. To reserve a seat, call 845-446-2134.

Registration: Required
Sat 07 Oct
Twin Forts Day
Saturday, October 7, 2017 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
(845) 446-2134

On October 6, 1777 an invading British Army assaulted Fort Montgomery and nearby Fort Clinton. Outnumbered 3 to 1, the defending Continental soldiers and militia held out as long as they could until at last the forts were overrun, the Continental ships burned by their own crews to prevent capture, and the Great Chain removed. Over half of the garrison was captured or killed.

Join us at Fort Montgomery State Historic Site in the beautiful Hudson Highlands on Saturday, October 7th as we commemorate the 240th Anniversary of this bloody battle. Reenactors are portraying the American Continentals and militia as well as the British and the Loyalist Americans. There will be a reenactment of this desperate battle on the actual battlefield of Fort Montgomery; cannon firings, and living history demonstrations throughout the day.

10:00 AM Camps Open. Living History and Cooking Demonstrations and Military Drill throughout the Day
10:30 AM Guided Tour of the Fort, Starting at the Museum
11:30 AM Children's Musket Drill
12:00 PM Memorial Service at Fort Clinton Redoubt
12:00 PM Last Man Standing Competition
1:00 PM Artillery Firing at the Grand Battery
1:30 PM Music Demonstration at the Grand Battery
2:00 PM Artillery Firing at the Grand Battery
3:00 PM Reenactment of the Battle
4:00 PM Camps Close

Parking will be available off-site, with a shuttle bus running throughout the day. Please follow the posted signs.

Sat 14 Oct
Black Ash Splint Basket Making
Saturday, October 14, 2017 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
(845) 446-2134

Come help traditional skills expert Barry Keegan pound black ash logs and learn the art of making splints for Ash Basketry! Program is hands-on and family- friendly.