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Sat 22 Jun
Colonial Flax Processing and Dyeing
Saturday, June 22, 2024 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Using antique tools, discover how flax was processed into linen thread in the Colonial era. Try your hand at the flax break, scutching knife, heckles, and spinning wheel! This program is Free, Family Friendly and has a hands-on component!
Sat 29 Jun
“No Mercy for Traitors” – A Dramatic Performance
Saturday, June 29, 2024 01:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
In April of 1777 over 30 local Loyalists were captured and detained at Fort Montgomery where they were put on trial for their lives. Using actual testimony from the court martial, witness a dramatic recreation of this harrowing event by actors Sean Grady and Gary Petagine from Historical Drama. Involving a colorful cast of characters including NY's first governor and "a mysterious one eyed, five-foot ten inch, British officer" this program promises intrigue, and will provide insight to the complexity of the Revolution in the Hudson Valley.
Thu 04 Jul
Independence Day
Thursday, July 4, 2024 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Join us for a special Independence Day celebration at Fort Montgomery! Witness the ROAR and THUNDER at the Grand Battery when the fort's 6-pounder cannon "Ana" is fired at NOON! 18th century medical demonstrations, military drills, and site tours will take place throughout the day. 

Program is FREE and Family-Friendly!

Tours at 11AM, 1PM and 3 PM
Sun 08 Sep
New Jersey Garrison Day
Sunday, September 8, 2024 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Witness a day of tactical demonstrations, drill, camp life and cooking at Fort Montgomery! The 3rd New Jersey Regiment, Captain Bloomfield's Company is a living history group dedicated to historical authenticity. This activity-filled day with the Greys promises an exciting, authentic glimpse of Continental soldering and camp follower life during the American Revolution.
Sat 21 Sep
Keeping it Fresh! Colonial Food Preservation
Saturday, September 21, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Learn what it was like to prepare for winter in the 18th and 19th centuries! From pickling to drying to salting and smoking, presenter Tom Hunt will discuss and demonstrate many of the techniques used in early American food preservation.
Sat 28 Sep
In Their Own Words, The Battle for Fort Clinton!
Saturday, September 28, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Come for a unique, walking tour of one of the Hudson Valley's most dramatic battle sites! Using firsthand accounts and archaeological data, this tour will chart the flow of the battle of the Twin Forts starting at Bear Mtn and ending up at Fort Clinton (today site of Trailside Museums and Zoo) focusing on the intense fighting that happened in and around Fort Clinton on the day of the battle. Registration Required: Call (845) 446-2134 to Register or for More Information.
Registration: Required
Sat 05 Oct
Twin Forts Day
Saturday, October 5, 2024 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Join the Fort Montgomery Battle Site Association as they commemorate the 246th anniversary of the battle for Forts Montgomery and Clinton and bring to life the people who lived here through camp life demonstrations and children's activities.