Stony Point in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Stony Point Battleﬁeld State Historic Site
In 1826, Stony Point became the site of a lighthouse built to guide ships through the narrow passage of Haverstraw Bay at the southern end of the Hudson Highlands. The lighthouse survives as the oldest on the Hudson River, and was restored and relighted in 1995.
Today at Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site, a museum with exhibits and an audiovisual program tell the story of the battle. Guided and self-guided tours, as well as musket and artillery demonstrations, 18th-century camp life activities, and numerous special events are scheduled throughout the visitor season.
Erected by Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - Revolutionary War marker series.
Location. Click for map. Marker is near the parking lot of Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Stony Point NY 10980, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "I … imagined them to be British Troops, but found my mistake by being wounded and taken prisoner." (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stony Point State Park (about 400 feet away); British Defenses: The Outer Works (about 400 feet away); The American Strategy (about 400 feet away); 17th British Regiment of Foot (about 400 feet away); Stony Point Battlefield (about 400 feet away); Capture of Stony Point (about 400 feet away); “By the light occasioned by the flash of the gun I could perceive a body of them...” (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Stony Point.
More about this marker. The marker contains a “Portrait of Brigadier General Anthony Wayne painted by Edward Savage in 1795. Reproduced courtesy of The New York Historical Society, New York City.” Also appearing on the marker are two photographs of the Stony Point lighthouse courtesy of Don Loprieno, script from
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This series of markers follow the walking tour of the Stony Point Battlefield.
Also see . . .
1. Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site. New York State. (Submitted on September 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Stoney Point. Account of the battle from the American Revolution War website. (Submitted on September 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. Stony Point Lighthouse. Hudson River Lighthouse Collection website. (Submitted on September 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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