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

Fort Montgomery Today

 
 
Fort Montgomery Today Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2009
1. Fort Montgomery Today Marker
Inscription. Welcome to Fort Montgomery State Historic Site. Built by Americans early in the Revolutionary War, Fort Montgomery was captured and destroyed by the British in 1777. Except for a small gun battery constructed in 1779, the fort was not rebuilt. In 1910, the site was acquired as part of Bear Mountain State Park. Since then, archaeological explorations have revealed the remains of the fort and yielded many artifacts that have added to our understanding of the fortís history. In 1973, Fort Montgomery was designated a National Historic Landmark.

Rather than rebuild the fort, New York State Parks has chosen to preserve and interpret it as a ruin. The site includes an interpretive trail that guides visitors past the fortís ruins to breathtaking views of the Hudson River. Along the trail, you will find building foundations, the remains of earthworks, and the natural topography that was once part of the fort. Interpretive signs explain what you see and help you imagine what the fort might have looked like.
 
Erected by Fort Montgomery State Historic Site.
 
Location. 41° 19.451′ N, 73° 59.246′ W. Marker is in Fort Montgomery, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on U.S. 9W, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map
Markers in Fort Montgomery State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2009
2. Markers in Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
This set of three markers were relocated from near Route 9W on the walking trail to the north end of the visitor center parking lot. The "Fort Montgomery Today" marker is the rightmost marker in the photo.
. Marker is in Fort Montgomery State Historic Site on the walking trail, near Route 9W. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Montgomery NY 10922, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Fort Montgomery (here, next to this marker); Building a Fort (here, next to this marker); The Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails (within shouting distance of this marker); Powder Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Gardens of the Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Three Sisters Garden (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Guard House (about 300 feet away); Soldiersí Necessary (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Montgomery.
 
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 Fort Montgomery Battlefield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Montgomery State Historic Site. (Submitted on May 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Fort's Montgomery and Clinton. The American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on May 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Battle of Fort's Montgomery and Clinton. (Submitted on May 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Fort Montgomery Today Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
3. Fort Montgomery Today Marker
Marker is seen here at its former location.

 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Markers at their original location image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
4. Markers at their original location
The walking trail in Fort Montgomery State Historic Site passes the remains of earthworks and foundations of buildings from the original fort.
Fort Montgomery Interpretive Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
5. Fort Montgomery Interpretive Trail
The "Fort Montgomery Today" Marker was originally located at the beginning of the walking trail in Fort Montgomery State Historic Site.
Detail of Trail Map image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
6. Detail of Trail Map
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
7. Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Fort Montgomery Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
8. Fort Montgomery Visitor Center
The Visitor Center at Fort Montgomery contains displays and artifacts that were excavated at the site.
National Historic Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
9. National Historic Landmark Plaque
Fort Montgomery
had been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark
Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935,
this site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating or illustrating
the history of the United States.
U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Sevice
1973
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,784 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 3, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on May 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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