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Fort Montgomery in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gardens of the Fort

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, October 10, 2015
1. Gardens of the Fort Marker
Inscription.
Hello Visitor, please come take a stroll through our period gardens.

Regimental Gardens
      The raised beds you see in front of you are a recreation of an 18th century garden. Research has shown that the soldiers at Fort Montgomery had gardens to supplement their food supply. Although we do not know precisely what the soldiers were growing, we can speculate on the types of crops they might have had, that were popular in the region during the period. Taking this into account, in this garden we have grown turnips, carrots, peas, lettuce, onions, squash, and beans. Many of these crops were relatively easy to grow and preserved well during the cold months when vegetables were direly needed. To learn more about how vegetables were preserved before refrigeration, visit the root cellar exhibit in the history museum at Trailside Museum and Zoo (a short hike away!).
 
Location. 41° 19.414′ N, 73° 59.222′ W. Marker is in Fort Montgomery, New York, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 9W, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at the Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, behind the visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Montgomery NY 10922, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Gardens of the Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 10, 2015
2. Gardens of the Fort Marker
Marker is seen here at the garden fence.
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Three Sisters Garden (a few steps from this marker); Grand Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Fort Montgomery (within shouting distance of this marker); Building a Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Montgomery Today (within shouting distance of this marker); The Naval Battle of Fort Montgomery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 32-Pounder (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named The Naval Battle of Fort Montgomery (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Montgomery.
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryWar, US Revolutionary
 
Gardens at Fort Montgomery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 10, 2015
3. Gardens at Fort Montgomery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 154 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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