The Story

The American Revolutionary War was at a critical juncture in October of the year 1777.  General George 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.

Why Explore the Hudson Valley with TEP?


  • Explore the remnants of the former 18th century settlement, Doodletown.


  • Private tour of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.


  • Farm-to-Table lunch at the Bear Mountain Inn.


The General’s Fortress

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.

What Clients Say

“Had a great day trip with The Explorers Passage on The Generals Fortress trip in NY! I was looked after really well from start to finish and nothing was too much trouble for them to do for me 🙂 My favourite part was the hike round Doodletown in the morning and seeing the grave stones in the old village. Really cool. If you are thinking about booking this trip – you should! You will enjoy it :)”
Kate K. – New York, NY