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 A REVOLUTIONARY DAY 
ALONG HISTORIC US ROUTE 4

A REVOLUTIONARY WAR ROAD TRIP

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INTRODUCTION: A Revolutionary Day that traces the 1777 British Invasion from Canada.

Early Morning -- Mile Mark 0 - 6.6
 
CASTLETON, VT: In the spring of 1775, Ethan Allen, Seth Warner, Edward Mott, John Brown and Benedict Arnold had breakfast here while they made final plans for the attack on Fort Ticonderoga and Fort Crown Point.
 
HUBBARDTON BATTLEFIELD: On July 7, 1777, the American rear guard, retreating down the military road from Fort Ticonderoga, was attacked here by British forces.
 
Mid-Morning -- Mile Mark 6.6 - 29.1
 
MOUNT INDEPENDENCE: Winter home for over 2000 American troops from 1776-1777.
 
Late Morning -- Mile Mark 29.1 - 41.6
 
FORT TICONDEROGA: Visit the restored Fort Ticonderoga. No fort in the world has had such an active, yet short history. In two decades, this fort was the center of attack by great nations six times, four of those were between 1775-1777. On your way out, be sure to get lunch at the fort's Log House Restaurant.
 
Early-Afternoon -- Mile Mark 41.6 - 75.4
 
MOUNT DEFIANCE: The view from Mount Defiance is breathtaking.
 
SKENESBOROUGH (TODAY'S WHITEHALL): Where is the home of the US Navy? Annapolis? Norfolk? Nope, thanks to Benedict Arnold, it's right here on Lake Champlain!
 
Mid-Afternoon -- Mile Mark 75.4 - 117.0
 
FORT ANN: Visit this little town that was once the farthest south that one could travel by water from Lake Champlain. 
 
OLD FORT EDWARD: Meet the Hudson River at was once a great carrying place for both Lake Champlain and Lake George.
 
FORT MILLER: Drive through this tiny little town that was once a great gathering place.
 
SCHUYLERVILLE: Visit the town where a British surrender became the turning point in the American Revolution.
 
Late Afternoon -- Mile Mark 117.0 - 135.7
 
SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD: Visit the Saratoga Battlefield National Park.
 
Early Evening -- Mile Mark 135.7 - 169.1
 
STILLWATER: This village was once the headquarters of General Philip Schuyler, commander of the American forces during the greater part of the British invasion.
 
WATERFORD: A colonial ford across the Mohawk River.
 
PEEBLES ISLAND: Visit the park on the other side of the water ford where Americans prepared to make their last stand against the British invasion of 1777.
 
ALBANY: Drive through what was once the goal of the British invasion of 1777. See the restored home of Philip Schuyler. 

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