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 A REVOLUTIONARY DAY , ALONG HISTORIC US ROUTE 9

A REVOLUTIONARY WAR ROAD TRIP

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INTRODUCTION: A Revolutionary Day that traces British attempts for control of the Hudson River.

Early Morning Mile Mark 0 

Kings Ferry, New York: Kings Ferry was the southernmost crossing point on the Hudson for American personnel and supplies for most of the Revolutionary War. It was also a British target. 

Peekskill, New York: Washington set up camp in Peekskill in 1781 and waited for French forces under the command of General Rochambeau. 

Garrison, New York: Walk to a pagoda on the Hudson where you get a great view of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the former location of Fort Arnold. 

Mid Morning Mile Mark 20.8 

Cold Spring, New York: Visit a small park that affords a close-up view of Constitution Island. 

Fishkill, New York: Visit the former site of the Northern Department Supply Depot from 1776-1783 and the home of two of the oldest churches in New York State. 

Poughkeepsie, New York: Visit two 18th century homes, the Glebe House and the Clinton House. 

Late Morning Mile Mark 70.5 

Rhinebeck, New York: Visit Beekman Arms, the oldest, still active tavern in America. In operation since 1766, it was visited by George Washington in 1775. 

Red Hook, New York: Visit a town that has been extending its hospitality to travelers for over 200 years. 

Verplank Marker in FishkillClermont, New York: Visit the home of the Livingston family, including Robert R. Livingston who was a member of the Continental Congress and the committee of five which drafted the Declaration of Independence and the Chancellor of New York. 

Early Afternoon Mile Mark 91.9 

Livingston, New York: Pass through the town of Livingston organized on the Albany-New York Post Road by Robert Livingston. 

Claverack, New York: Pass by the courthouse where Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr once practiced. 

Kinderhook, New York: Take a short walking tour of Kinderhook, past the Knox Trail Marker, the old Reformed Dutch Church, the Benedict Arnold House and the General John Burgoyne house. 

Mid Afternoon Mile Mark 118.0 

Saratoga MonumentAlbany, New York: Tour the city that in 1777 was the target of a three-pronged attack from Lake Champlain, Lake Ontario and New York City. 

Late Afternoon Mile Mark 176.2

Saratoga Battlefield, New York: Take a tour on the battlefield toll road of the battles that became the turning point of the American Revolution. 

Early Evening Mile Mark 192.9

Schuylerville, New York: Visit the Saratoga Monument and Fort Hardy, where the British laid down their arms. 

Saratoga Springs, New York: Visit the High Rock Spring, the former home of American spy, Alexander Bryan and a place visited by Philip Schuyler, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Governor Clinton of New York.

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