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Twin Forts Day

Saturday, October 7, 2017 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

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.

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