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Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

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690 Route 9W
Fort Montgomery, NY 10922
Latitude 41.324532
Longitude -73.988701

Fort Montgomery was the scene of a fierce Revolutionary War battle for control of the Hudson River. Visitors today can tour the remains of the 14-acre fortification, perched on a cliff overlooking the magnificent Hudson. On October 6, 1777, British, Loyalist and Hessian forces attacked Fort Montgomery and nearby Fort Clinton. The defending American Patriots, outnumbered 3 to 1, fought desperately until driven out of their forts at the points of the enemy bayonets. More than half of the Patriot forces were killed, wounded or captured.

Visitors can learn about this important military post at the site's museum, which showcases original artifacts and weapons, large scale models of the fort and the attack, highly detailed mannequins frozen in poses of battle, and an action packed fifteen minute movie of the 1777 assault. Archeologists have revealed many of Fort Montgomery's remains, including stone foundations of barracks, the gunpowder magazine and eroded redoubt walls. There is a spectacular view of the Hudson River from the Grand Battery, where reproduction cannon stand guard and are occasionally fired by the fort's staff. The past comes alive at Fort Montgomery with living history demonstrations of artillery, musketry, music and camp life activities.


Mailing Address
P.O. Box 213Fort Montgomery, NY 10922

Hours of Operation

  • 2018 season: Museum open April 18 - October 29, Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

    An overflow/additional parking lot ¼ mile north of our main lot on Route 9W can be used by visitors when our main lot is closed.

  • During the off-season, Fort Montgomery will still be open by reservation for group tours. For more information, please call 845-446-2134. 

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

  • Group Tour
  • $3 per person

Saturdays & Sundays in July & August:

To be Announced

Please also join us for our popular Thursday Night Lecture Series. Visit or call the site for more information.


Sun 29 Apr
Doodletown History Hike
Sunday, April 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
(845) 446-2134

Join "Perk" Stalter, former resident and author of Doodletown for a guided hike of the ruins of Doodletown. Discover the interesting story of this mountain town turned park and hear personal tales of what life was like in the former hamlet. Hike will start at 10 AM at the site of the Old Doodletown school-house ruin near the reservoir in Doodletown. Allow at least 30 minutes for the mile long hike in from the Route 9W parking lot. Sturdy footwear, food and water recommended. A limited supply of Doodletown books will be available for sale: $15, cash only. Call (845) 446-2134 for More Information.

History Hike Map

Registration: Required
Thu 10 May
Bear Mountain and the Bridges of the Hudson
Thursday, May 10, 2018 07:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
(845) 446-2134

When the Bear Mountain Bridge opened in 1924 it was the longest suspension bridge in the world, the first large bridge built to carry automobiles, and the first to rely on auto tolls to pay for its construction. It also opened the floodgates to an era of American bridge construction. Learn about the history of this bridge and other notable Hudson River crossings during this evening lecture by former Bridge Authority Director Henry Stanton.

To Reserve a Seat, Call 845-446-2134

PLEASE NOTE: Thursday Night Speaker Series seating is by reservation only. Suggested Donation: $5, Members $3

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Costumed Interpreters
  • Educational Services
  • Interpretive Signs
  • Museum/Visitors Center (Accessible)
  • Scenic Views
  • Self Guided Tours
    • Activities
    • Audio-Visual Programs (Accessible)
    • Demonstrations
    • Group Tours
    • Guided Tours
    • Hiking