A REVOLUTIONARY DAY
ALONG HISTORIC US ROUTE 4
A REVOLUTIONARY WAR ROAD TRIP
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.
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.
MILLER: Drive through this tiny little town that was once a great
Visit the town where a British surrender became the turning point in the
- Late Afternoon -- Mile Mark 117.0 - 135.7
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.
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.
Drive through what was once the goal of the British invasion of 1777.
See the restored home of Philip Schuyler.
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