Twin Forts Day: The Assault on Forts Montgomery and Clinton


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The Assault on Forts Montgomery and ClintonFort Montgomery State Historic Site is hosting Twin Forts Day: The Assault on Forts Montgomery and Clinton, on Saturday, October 7 from 10 am to 4 pm.

On October 6, 1777 an invading British Army assaulted Fort Montgomery and nearby Fort Clinton. Outnumbered 3 to 1, the defending Continental soldiers and militia held out as long as they could until at last the forts were overrun, the Continental ships burned by their own crews to prevent capture, and the Great Chain removed. Over half of the garrison was captured or killed.

Join the staff and volunteers at Fort Montgomery State Historic Site in the Hudson Highlands to commemorate the 240th Anniversary of this bloody battle. Reenactors will portray the American Continentals and militia as well as the British and the Loyalist Americans. There will be a reenactment of this desperate battle on the actual battlefield of Fort Montgomery; cannon firings, and living history demonstrations throughout the day.

Download the full schedule here.

Parking will be available off-site, with a shuttle bus running throughout the day.

Twin Forts Day is presented by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, the Fort Montgomery Battle Site Association, the Palisades Parks Conservancy, Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, the 5th New York Regiment and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Fort Montgomery State Historic Site is located at 690 Route 9W, Fort Montgomery.

For more information, call (845) 446-2134.

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