Stillwater in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Replica of an 18th century
blockhouse. Built in 1927.
Original visitor center at
Moved to this site in 1999.
Erected by Stillwater Blockhouse Comm.
Location. 42° 56.247′ N, 73° 39.39′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Hudson Ave. (New York State Route 4), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stillwater NY 12170, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gen. Henry Knox Trail (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stillwater World War I Memorial (about 600 feet away); The Academy (about 700 feet away); Site of Schuyler Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harmanus Schuyler Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); United Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Sites (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dirck Swart House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stillwater.
Regarding Stillwater Blockhouse. Located in the center of the Village of Stillwater, New York the Stillwater Blockhouse is historically unique. It was built in part with timbers
The “Battlefield Blockhouse” as it was first known, was a popular attraction used primarily as a visitor center-museum. Later, a new and larger visitor center-museum was erected and park officials eventually decided in 1975 to donate the Blockhouse to the Town of Stillwater.
Today, the Stillwater Blockhouse, and the Historic Marker, stand in a small riverfront park (approx. 2 acres) on a notably scenic section of the Hudson River. The riverfront park rests at the heart of the Village of Stillwater, east of U.S. Route 4 & N.Y. Route 32. Visitors can see "loopholes" used to shoot muskets through, colonial era artifacts and photos from earlier days in Stillwater. The Blockhouse is open from noon - 4 pm on Friday through Sunday and there is no admission charge.
Also see . . . New York State Military Museum: Forts, Stillwater Blockhouse. (Submitted on February 25, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)