A REVOLUTIONARY DAY , ALONG HISTORIC US ROUTE 9
A REVOLUTIONARY WAR ROAD TRIP
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.
Clermont, 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
Albany, 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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