Mobile Audio Tour

Fort Montgomery

  • 55 miles south of Poughkeepsie/Highland
  • 690 Route 9W, Fort Montgomery, NY 10922, 845-446-2134
  • As part of their campaign to occupy New York, British forces sailed up the Hudson River from New York City to aid the British army stalled at Saratoga
  • They attacked Forts Clinton and Montgomery at Bear Mountain on October 6, 1777, and routed the American patriots, who were outnumbered three to one
  • At the visitor center, learn about the brave Americans who fought to defend the Hudson Highlands, and see original artifacts and weapons as well as models that describe the attack on the fort
  • Explore the fort's remains along interpretive trails and enjoy spectacular views high above the river