Fort Montgomery Today

Fort Montgomery Today (HM4RD)

Location: Highland Falls, NY 10928 Orange County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 19.451', W 73° 59.246'

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Welcome to Fort Montgomery State Historic Site. Built by Americans early in the Revolutionary War, Fort Montgomery was captured and destroyed by the British in 1777. Except for a small gun battery constructed in 1779, the fort was not rebuilt. In 1910, the site was acquired as part of Bear Mountain State Park. Since then, archaeological explorations have revealed the remains of the fort and yielded many artifacts that have added to our understanding of the fort's history. In 1973, Fort Montgomery was designated a National Historic Landmark.

Rather than rebuild the fort, New York State Parks has chosen to preserve and interpret it as a ruin. The site includes an interpretive trail that guides visitors past the fort's ruins to breathtaking views of the Hudson River. Along the trail, you will find building foundations, the remains of earthworks, and the natural topography that was once part of the fort. Interpretive signs explain what you see and help you imagine what the fort might have looked like.
HM NumberHM4RD
Placed ByFort Montgomery State Historic Site
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 3:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584740 N 4575239
Decimal Degrees41.32418333, -73.98743333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 19.451', W 73° 59.246'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 19' 27.06" N, 73° 59' 14.76" W
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Area Code(s)845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 690 US-9W, Highland Falls NY 10928, US
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