Project Description

General TitleThe American Revolutionary War was at a critical juncture in October of the year 1777. England had secured a number of key military victories in New York, and General George Washington and his Continental Army needed to prevent the British from taking control of the Hudson River. General Washington considered the site of a commanding plateau on the bank of the Hudson River to be the “Most Important Post in America” and directed for the establishment of a fort at this location. As British troops marched along the Hudson, Fortress West Point rose from the earth to become a symbol of strength and freedom for America.

The Story of the American Revolutionary War is one defined by opportunity, indomitable spirit, and the fight for independence. The General’s Fortress Adventure takes you back in time through the picturesque Hudson Highlands as you follow in the footsteps of the American and British troops along the 1777 East Trail beside New York’s Hudson River. On this adventure you will enjoy the comforts of modern-day travel while viewing the spectacular scenery of the Hudson Valley, along with a tour of West Point-the oldest continuously occupied military post in America and one of its most extraordinary institutions.

 

Highlights include:

The General's Fortress

General George Washington

  • Hike on the 1777 East Trail in New York’s picturesque Hudson Highlands with the spectacular Hudson River in the backdrop

  • Explore the remnants of the former 18th century settlement, Doodletown, where British troops marched through on their way to the Battles of Fort Montgomery & Fort Clinton

  • Learn more about the history of the American Revolutionary War and America’s oldest war college on a private guided walking tour of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point 

  • Enjoy a delectable lunch in the Blue Roof Tapas Bar while basking in the ambience of the historic Bear Mountain Inn

  • Complete this perfect adventure at Fraunces Tavern, one of New York City’s oldest taverns and the site of General Washington’s farewell to the Officers of his Continental Army

 

 

 

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Single Day Tour