A REVOLUTIONARY DAY ALONG
HISTORIC US ROUTE 9W
A REVOLUTIONARY WAR ROAD TRIP
A Revolutionary Day that follows British incursions from New York City up
the Hudson River.
- Early Morning -- Mile Mark 0 - 13.2
YORK CITY, NY: A short walk from Battery Park to Wall Street historically
traverses the beginning and the end of the American Revolution as well as
the beginning of the American nation.
- Mid-Morning -- Mile Mark 13.2 - 33.4
- FORT LEE, NJ: Visit the “post on the New Jersey side” where George
Washington was forced to watch the surrender of New York City to the
- ALPINE LANDING:
Visit the base of the Palisades near the location of the British landing
prior to the attack on Fort Lee.
- Late Morning — Mile Mark 33.4 - 52.7
- TAPPAN, NY: Visit the DeWint House: George Washington’s Headquarters on four
- Early Afternoon — Mile Mark 52.7 - 64.5
POINT BATTLEFIELD, NY: Visit the battlefield where a British garrison was surprised
by a midnight assault by “Mad” Anthony Wayne’s American Light
- FORT MONTGOMERY:
Visit the remains of Fort Montgomery.
- Mid-Afternoon — Mile Mark 64.5 - 78.1
- WEST POINT: Tour the “west point” of the Hudson River — a natural
obstacle to river navigation and once the site of a well-fortified, American
defensive position; also a plot of land that was once offered for sale by
Benedict Arnold to the British for 20,000 pounds and the current home of the
United States Military Academy.
- Late Afternoon — Mile Mark 78.1 - 119.3
WINDSOR: Visit Washington’s final winter encampment from October
1782 to June 1783.
- NEWBURGH: Visit Washington’s longest and final headquarters of the
- Early Evening — Mile Mark 119.3
- KINGSTON: Walk around the Kingston Stockade that was once torched by the
British in the fall of 1777.
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