historic site Information

Fort Montgomery was the scene of a 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 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 at the points of 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 the stone foundations of barracks where the troops lived, the ruins of the powder magazine blown up by the British after the battle, and the eroded walls of the North Redoubt, where the outnumbered American Patriots courageously defended their fort. 

Tours of Fort Montgomery are self-guided. Illustrated signs explain the fort's history and its archeological remains. Group tours led by an interpreter are available by appointment. 

Fort Montgomery State Historic Site is open mid-April until late-October, Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. November through March open by appointment. Education and outreach programs are available for schools and groups.

For a virtual tour of the Fort, http://ftmontgomerytour.wixsite.com/fortoverallmap

 

Address

690 Route 9W

Fort Montgomery, NY 10922

Mailing Address

PO Box 213

Fort Montgomery, NY 10922

Phone

(845) 446-2134

 

Things to do and see

  • Museum

  • Scenic river views

  • Walking trails

  • Living history

  • Public programming

  • Education & outreach programs

  • Partially handicap accessible

  • Historic Site Map