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Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

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Address
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

  • 2017 season: Museum open April 19 - 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 Empire Pass -- whether a card for $80 or a vehicle-affixed decal for $65 -- is 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. Apply 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 www.palisadesparksconservancy.org or call the site for more information.

 

Sat 24 Jun
Wool Spinning and Dyeing
Saturday, June 24, 2017 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
(845) 446-2134

Discover out how wool was carded and spun in the 18th century. Spin your own sample of knitting wool! Watch a natural dyeing demonstration and learn about the dyeing process from the Handweaver's Guild member and re-enactor Barbara Johns.

Thu 29 Jun
We Are in the Very Midst of a Revolution
Thursday, June 29, 2017 07:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
(845) 446-2134

In the early 1770's, the British repeatedly accused the American colonists of seeking independence, while the Americans repeatedly denied the accusation. Even in the aftermath of Lexington and Concord, the colonists continued to profess their loyalty to the Crown and to disavow any interest in independence. They stated that the only goal of the American uprising was to resist Parliamentary rule. The presentation will examine the ways in which colonial reluctance to separate from Great Britain was converted into firm determination to achieve complete independence.

To Reserve a Seat, Call 845-446-2134

PLEASE NOTE: Thursday Night Speaker Series seating is by reservation only. Suggested Donation: $5, Members $3. The Series is proudly sponsored by the Fort Montgomery Battle Site Association.

Registration: Required
Sun 02 Jul
Declaration of Independence Day Cannon Firing Program
Sunday, July 2, 2017 12:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
(845) 446-2134

Join us as we celebrate the actual date that American independence was declared, by firing the fort's artillery.

Sun 16 Jul
Westchester County Militia
Sunday, July 16, 2017 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
(845) 446-2134

The troops of the 3rd Westchester County Militia Regiment will conduct military drills, perform work on the fortifications, cook their meals and display original examples of items that would have been present at a Revolutionary War garrison.

Sat 02 Sep
Colonial Cooking
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
(845) 446-2134

18th century cooking was in many ways similar to modern times. Meals were prepared using methods such as boiling, frying, broiling and baking. Today's program will demonstrate how multi-dish meals can be created over a single open fire using various cookware and methods.

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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
  • Documents