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 All Cuddebackville ListingsOrange

 Cuddebackville Historic Sites for Kids

D&H Canal Park, Museum, Neversink River, history, historic canal-era buildings, archaeological history, Things To Do at D&H Canal Park, Biking, Boat Rides, Cross-Country Skiing, Educational programs kids and adults, Fishing, Nature walks, Park, Playground | Orange D&H Canal Park and Neversink Valley Area Museum

845-754-8870 
  D&H Canal Park and the Neversink Valley Area Museum are located in Cuddebackville, Orange County, NY along the banks of the Neversink River. The Neversink Valley Area Museum preserves and documents the history of the peoples and industry of the Neversink and Shawangunk valleys of New York's Catskill region.

The Neversink Valley Area Museum occupies historic canal-era buildings in the D&H Canal Park right on the Neversink River. D&H Canal Park and Neversink Valley Area Museum | Orange  website and more . . .
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 Fort Montgomery Historic Sites for Kids

10922, History, American Revolution, American Revolutionary War, American War for Independence, War of the Revolution, iron chain, Hudson River Valley, historic ruin, Historic Site, historic trails, historical accounts, historic, Battle of Fort Montgomery | Orange American Revolution - Fort Montgomery "State Historic Site"

845-446-2134 
 
Click to enlarge sign about Fort Montgomery in the American Revolution.

Click to enlarge sign about Fort Montgomery in the American Revolution The interpretive sign reads:
Welcome to Fort Montgomery
"You are standing near the western end of Fort Montgomery:
a Revolutionary War fort built to defend the Hudson Highlands
and protect American control of the Hudson River.
On October 6, 1777, the British captured Fort Montgomery
and destroyed it in the days that followed.

"Trails from this parking area lead to two of the fort's redoubts.
The trail that passes beneath the highway will take you to
the Fort Montgomery visitor center and Fort Montgomery's
remains where interpretive signs will help you understand
the history of the fort and the battle."

American Revolution - Fort Montgomery  "State Historic Site" | Orange  photos, website and more . . .

photo, Fort Montgomery, West Redoubt, Fort Montgomery West Redoubt, fort, British, Governor Clinton, battle October 6, 1777,  Loyalist soldiers, British soldiers, British and Loyalist soldiers, Brigadier General George Clinton | Orange American Revolution - Fort Montgomery West Redoubt

845-446-2134 
 
Click sign at the Fort Montgomery West Redoubt.

Click to enlarge photo of Sign at Fort Montgomery West Redoubt. The sign reads:
Fort Montgomery's West Redoubt
"Fort Montgomery's West Redoubt was one of three strong points built to defend the fort from an overland attack. New York State's Governor, Brigadier General George Clinton, commanded Fort Montgomery during the battle on October 6, 1777. Clinton ordered his men into the fort's three redoubts, where they were attacked by 900 British and Loyalist soldiers. After mounting a brave resistance, the Americans were driven from the redoubts and were forced to abandon the fort."

American Revolution - Fort Montgomery West Redoubt | Orange  website and more . . .

photo, American Revolution, Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails, Fort Montgomery Historic Site, Bear Mountain Bridge, Fort Montgomery Visitor Center, Revolutionary War, Forts Clinton and Montgomery, Stony Point, Continental Army's victories | Orange American Revolution - Historic Trail of 1777 & 1779

845-446-2134 
 
Click to enlarge trail marker for the Historic 1777 & 1779 American Revolution Trail.

Click to enlarge photo of Historic 1777 & 1779 American Revolution Trail marker. The sign reads:
The Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails
"You are walking part of the 1777 historic trail that retraces as nearly as possible the routes taken by the British army during the Revolutionary War.
American Revolution - Historic Trail of 1777 & 1779 | Orange  website and more . . .

10922, photo, Popolopen Creek, Popolopen Footbridge, Orange County, American Revolutionary War, Hudson River, history, Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, Appalachian Trail, Bear Mountain Park, American Revolutionary battles | Orange Popolopen Suspension Footbridge at Bear Mountain State Park

 
 
Click to enlarge photo of Popolopen Suspension Footbridge.

Click to enlarge photo of Popolopen Suspension Footbridge Popolopen Creek
Popolopen Creek is a stream, mostly fed by Lake Popolopen, Stillwell Lake, and Weyant's Pond, that drains into the Hudson River. In 2002, New York's Governor George Pataki, dedicated a long suspension footbridge that spans Popolopen Creek. The footbridge connects the trail between the twin forts of Fort Montgomery and Fort Clinton, carrying the Appalachian Trail across Popolopen Creek. Popolopen Suspension Footbridge at Bear Mountain State Park | Orange  more . . .
 All Monroe ListingsOrange

 Monroe Historic Sites for Kids

10950, Museum Village, Monroe, NY, American history, Americana, educating generations of Americans, educational programs, exploring and interpreting 19th century rural life, evolution of industry and technology in America, Things To Do at Museum Village | Orange Museum Village

845-782-8248 
  Museum Village, a unique and inviting open-air historical museum, is located at 1010 State Route 17M, Monroe, NY 10950 in Orange County.

From Museum Village: "Museum Village is a unique and inviting open-air historical museum which offers visitors the opportunity to explore vignettes of 19th century American life. Using a large collection of eclectic artifacts, the museum provides hands-on educational experiences and exhibits that illustrate the transition from a rural to an industrial culture and economy in America." Museum Village | Orange  website and more . . .
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 New Windsor Historic Sites for Kids

12584, Historic Site, Orange County, Hudson River Valley, General George Washington, War of Independence, fun for children, kids, children, Attractions, Educational Services, Hiking, Picnic Area, Scenic Views | Orange New Windsor Cantonment "State Historic Site"

845-561-1765 
  New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site is located at 374 Temple Hill Road, New Windsor, NY 12553 in Orange County.

From New Windsor Cantonment: "New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site is where the Continental Army under General George Washington spent the last winter and spring of the Revolutionary War. In October 1782, General Washington moved his northern army to New Windsor to establish winter quarters. Some 7,500 soldiers and 500 women and children civilian refugees encamped here. By late December 1782, they had erected nearly 600 log huts into a 'cantonment,' a military enclave. It was at the New Windsor Cantonment that the cease fire orders were issued by Washington ending the eight-year War of Independence on April 19, 1783." New Windsor Cantonment  "State Historic Site" | Orange  website and more . . .
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 Newburgh Historic Sites for Kids

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Sense Colonists | Orange Washington's Headquarters "State Historic Site"

845-562-1195 
  Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site is located at 84 Liberty Street, Newburgh, NY 12551 in Orange County.

"Visit the nation's first publicly owned historic site and tour the rooms where American history was made. In the critical months that General George Washington spent at Newburgh, he made some of his most important contributions to shaping the American republic. It was here that Washington rejected the idea that he should be king after the war; ended the Newburgh conspiracy, preventing military control of the government; created and awarded the Badge of Military Merit, forerunner of the Purple Heart; and circulated a letter to State Governors that influenced the writing of the Constitution." Washington's Headquarters  "State Historic Site" | Orange  website and more . . .
 All Tuxedo Park ListingsOrange

 Tuxedo Park Historic Sites for Kids

10987, Tuxedo, NY, Sterling Lake, bird species, Hudson Highlands, biking, fishing, hiking, hunting, birding, Museum, Things To Do at Sterling Forest State Park, Birding, Nature Study, Winter Activities, Ice Fishing, Snowshoeing | Orange Sterling Forest State Park

845-351-5907 
  Sterling Forest State Park, a 21,935-acre park, is located at 116 Old Forge Road, Tuxedo, NY 10987 in Orange County. Sterling Forest State Park offers a nearly pristine natural refuge amidst of one of the nation's most densely populated areas, a remarkable piece of woodland, a watershed for millions, and a tremendous outdoor recreation area. This unbroken deep-forest habitat is important for the survival of many resident and migratory species, including black bear, a variety of hawks and songbirds and many rare invertebrates and plants. Learn about Sterling Forest's environment and history at the Visitor Center, overlooking Sterling Lake. The visitor center also features exhibits about the local environment. Sterling Forest State Park | Orange  website and more . . .
 All Vails Gate ListingsOrange

 Vails Gate Historic Sites for Kids

12584, Historic Site, Orange County, Hudson River Valley, Revolutionary War, military headquarters, General Washington, Hudson River, New York City, fun for the children, children | Orange Knox's Headquarters "State Historic Site"

845-561-5498 
  Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site is located at Vails Gate, NY 12584 in Orange County in the Hudson River Valley. On several occasions during the Revolutionary War, Major General Henry Knox, Commander of the America artillery, established his military headquarters at John Ellison's 1754 Georgian-style house in Vails Gate. From October 1782 until the spring of 1783, as 7,000 soldiers and 500 "camp followers" were establishing winter quarters at the New Windsor Cantonment, and General Washington was lodged at Jonathan Hasbrouck's house in Newburgh, New York, Major General Horatio Gates occupied the elegant home from which he commanded the cantonment. Here the army awaited the end of the Revolutionary War that became effective when Washington issued the cease fire orders on April 19, 1783. Knox's Headquarters  "State Historic Site" | Orange  website and more . . .
 All West Point ListingsOrange

 West Point Historic Sites for Kids

Great Chain, Revolutionary War, Warner family, ruins of the Revolutionary War, points of interest, hiking trails,  history, American site, chaining of the Hudson, Things To Do, Hiking Trails, Historic Site, Warner House, Daily and Weekend Tours | Orange Constitution Island

 
  Constitution Island is part of West Point, the United States Military Academy, a National Registered Landmark.

Constitution Island is most famous for the Great Chain that was placed across the Hudson during the Revolutionary War. Constitution Island is also known for the Warner family who lived on the Island during the 19th century. The Warner House and ruins of the Revolutionary War fortifications are the primary points of interest. The Islandís 280 acres are covered with hiking trails that are enjoyed by the Islandís visitors. The Constitution Island Association was founded in 1916 to preserve and protect the history and traditions of this unique American site. Also learn about the chaining of the Hudson. Constitution Island | Orange  website and more . . .

Military Academy at West Point, NY, Orange County, History of West Point, Revolutionary War, Washington transferred his headquarters to West Point, Fortress West Point, Benedict Arnold's treason, West Point is the oldest military post in America | Orange History of U.S. Military Academy at West Point

845-938-4041 
  The United States Military Academy at West Point, founded in 1802, offers a museum and tours of its Gothic Revival-style campus located at West Point, NY in Orange County.

A Brief History of West Point: "West Point's role in our nation's history dates back to the Revolutionary War, when both sides realized the strategic importance of the commanding plateau on the west bank of the Hudson River. General George Washington considered West Point to be the most important strategic position in America. Washington personally selected Thaddeus Kosciuszko, one of the heroes of Saratoga, to design the fortifications for West Point in 1778, and Washington transferred his headquarters to West Point in 1779. Continental soldiers built forts, batteries and redoubts and extended a 150-ton iron chain across the Hudson to control river traffic. Fortress West Point was never captured by the British, despite Benedict Arnold's treason. West Point is the oldest continuously occupied military post in America. History of U.S. Military Academy at West Point | Orange  website and more . . .

10996, United States Military Academy Museum, oldest, militaria in the Western Hemisphere, West Point, NY, About the West Point Museum, military history, history of West Point, evolution of warfare, American Armed Forces, captured British materials | Orange United States Military Academy Museum - West Point

845-938-3590 
  The United States Military Academy Museum is considered to be the oldest and largest diversified public collection of militaria in the Western Hemisphere. The museum is located in West Point, NY 10996 in Orange County. United States Military Academy Museum - West Point | Orange  website and more . . .

10966, West Point, NY, Visiting West Point, U.S. Military Academy, guided tours, tours and prices, West Point Tours, guided tour, Visitors Center, West Point history, Military, News, History, West Point Cemetery | Orange West Point Visitors Center

845-446-4724 
  Visiting West Point
West Point is located in West Point, NY 10996, Orange County in the Historic Hudson Valley.

"The Visitors Center provides an excellent central starting point for all visitors to the U.S. Military Academy. The Visitors Center and West Point Museum are open to the general public on a daily basis. Visitors may enter the academy grounds only by guided tours, however, there are no guided tours during Graduation Week, on Football home game days, or on any days the Visitors Center is closed or closes early. Tours may be cancelled at any time. It is strongly recommended that visitors call the Visitors Center, (845) 938-2638 the week they are traveling to West Point to check on the status of the tours." West Point Visitors Center | Orange  website and more . . .

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