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Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site

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44 Battlefield Rd.
Stony Point, NY 10980
Latitude 41.241062
Longitude -73.976570

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Dogs, bicycles, recreational games, or cooking fires are not permitted at the Battlefield.

Visit the site of the Battle of Stony Point, one of the last Revolutionary War battles in the northeastern colonies. This is where Brigadier General Anthony Wayne led his corps of Continental Light Infantry in a daring midnight attack on the British, seizing the site's fortifications and taking the soldiers and camp followers at the British garrison as prisoners on July 16, 1779.

By May 1779 the war had been raging for four years and both sides were eager for a conclusion. Sir Henry Clinton, Commander-In-Chief of the British forces in America, attempted to coerce General George Washington into one decisive battle to control the Hudson River. As part of his strategy, Clinton fortified Stony Point. Washington devised a plan for Wayne to lead an attack on the garrison. Armed with bayonets only, the infantry captured the fort in short order, ending British control of the river.

The Stony Point Lighthouse, built in 1826, is the oldest lighthouse on the Hudson River. De-commissioned in 1925, it now stands as a historical reminder of the importance of lighthouses to commerce on the Hudson River. The opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 unleashed a surge of commercial navigation along the Hudson River, by linking New York city to America's heartland. Within a year, the first of the Hudson's fourteen lights shone at Stony Point and others soon followed, designed to safely guide maritime travel along the river. Many light keepers, including several remarkable women such as Nancy and Melinda Rose at Stony Point, made their homes in the lighthouse complexes, and ensured that these important navigational signals never failed to shine.

The site features a museum, which offers exhibits on the battle and the Stony Point Lighthouse, as well as interpretive programs, such as reenactments highlighting 18th century military life, cannon and musket firings, cooking demonstrations, and children's activities and blacksmith demonstrations.

No Pets Allowed

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 182 Stony Point, NY 10980

Hours of Operation

  • Please contact the site for opening dates and times by calling the museum: (845) 786-2521 or visit the site's Facebook page.
  • 2023 Season open April 12th thru October 29th

    Living History Soldiers' Camp: 
    (weather & staffing permitting) 
    Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
    Sundays 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

    Grounds open Wednesdays through Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sundays 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
    Museum open Wednesdays through Saturdays 10:00 am - 4:30 pm and Sundays 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Site closed Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Please remember as an historic site, and a cemetery of Revolutionary War soldiers, we do not permit dogs, bicycles, recreational games, or cooking fires at the Battlefield

Fees & Rates

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.

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.

  • Battlefield Access
  • Access to the Battlefield is free to visitors during regular hours. Donations are welcome. Some program fees for tours and evening events are charged, please call the site for information.

  • Scout, Group & Organization Tours
  • $5 per person
    $7 for special events

Group Tours: For organized group (including scouts and organizations,) tours are offered Wednesday to Sunday by advance reservation only and are limited to availability of staff and weather. Please call the site office three weeks in advance to book a tour of the Battlefield. Fees apply.

Sat 23 Sep
CANCELLED: Spencer’s Additional Regiment Encampment
Saturday, September 23, 2023
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site

Due to the forecasted heavy day long rains on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023 our event with Spencer's Additional Regiment has been postponed until next year.
Sat 30 Sep
18th Century Living Crafts
Saturday, September 30, 2023 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Flax Breaking & Spinning: Barbara Johns will demonstrate spinning as done in the 18th century. From flax breaking to drop spindles and spinning wheels, Barbara will explain how these spun fibers turned into sheets of cloth for clothing. Basket Weaving: Join Sharon Morrison to learn how to weave a basket – an everyday item used during the American Revolution. Take your basket home too! No reservations required - this event has ongoing demonstrations and the opportunity to try your hand at these lost arts.
Sat 21 Oct
2nd New York Regiment Encampment
Saturday, October 21, 2023 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
The 2nd New York Regiment recreates the unit as they appeared in 1775. Camp life and day-to-day military activities will be on display, and the public can engage with the 2nd New York while they provide demonstrations. Learn about the lives of the soldiers during the early years of the war, including the unit's involvement in Canada in 1775.
Sat 21 Oct
Lecture: Richard Butler – A Life of Military Service
Saturday, October 21, 2023 02:00 PM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
This illustrated lecture by a site interpreter tells the story of one of the officers General Anthony Wayne relied on during the Battle of Stony Point. He entrusted Pennsylvanian Colonel Richard Butler to lead the northern column during the assault. Learn more about one of the men who bravely fought here during the War for Independence. Seating is limited, please call 845-786-2521 for a reservation.

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Costumed Interpreters
  • Demonstrations
  • Picnic Area
  • Re-enactments
  • Tours
  • Visitor Center * Museum