05 Jan Fort Montgomery State Historic Site:
Fort Montgomery, NY
Fort Montgomery is rich in both nature and American History. Fort Montgomery played a large part in the American Revolution when it was the scene of a fierce battle between the British and Patriots over the control of the Hudson River. It was the site of a vicious battle on October 6, 1777 where the Patriots fought hard and strong to try and keep the Hudson River in their control. Today there is a museum (which is not open in the winter) with recreated scenes of the revolution. There are artifacts displayed and a lot of information posted all around the exhibits. There is also a fifteen minute movie of the battle.
The outside grounds are beautiful. There is a path down to a suspension bridge with sweeping views of the Hudson River and the surrounding mountains. The path on the other side of the suspension bridge goes through the woods until the base of the Bear Mountain Bridge and then continues on to the zoo at Bear Mountain State Park. When we visited, there were signs posted that the only entrance to the zoo is through Bear Mountain State Park so we didn’t end up doing the full hike. The hike offered scenic views and whenever there was a clearing we enjoyed the colors of the fall foliage.
Fort Montgomery is a great combination of history and nature.
Posted: December 7, 2020
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
690 Route 9W+
Fort Montgomery, NY 10922
The site is closed during the winter months and will reopen in mid-April.
Please Note Face Masks and Social Distancing are required for museum entry.
During the off-season, Fort Montgomery will still be open by reservation for group tours. For more information, please call 845-446-2134.
Group Tour: $3 per person
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 55 minutes
Lakewood: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Monsey: 28 minutes