On October 6, 1777 an invading British Army assaulted Fort Montgomery and nearby Fort Clinton. Outnumbered 3 to 1, the defending Continental soldiers and militia held out as long as they could until at last the forts were overrun, the Continental ships burned by their own crews to prevent capture, and the Great Chain removed. Over half of the garrison was captured or killed.
Join us at Fort Montgomery State Historic Site in the beautiful Hudson Highlands on Saturday, October 5th as we commemorate the 242nd anniversary of this bloody battle. Reenactors from local units will be here manning the fort, representing the troops that defended the works in 1777!
There will be cannon firings, military drill, living history demonstrations and children’s activities throughout the day. Please note there will be NO BATTLE REENACTMENT this year.
10:00 AM - Camp Opens. Living History Demonstrations, Military Activities and Children’s Games throughout the day.
11:00 AM - Military drill behind the Museum.
1:00 PM - Artillery firing at the Grand Battery.
3:00 PM - Military drill behind the Museum.
4:00 PM - Camps Close.
Parking is available off-site at the lot located 1/8th mile north on Route 9W.
Twin Forts Day is proudly presented by the Fort Montgomery Battle Site Association, the 5th New York Regiment, the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Fort Montgomery is located at 690 Route 9W, 1⁄4 mile north of the Bear Mountain Bridge. The museum and grounds are open Wed. through Sun. 9 AM to 5 PM. Call 845-446-2134 for more information.