Have You Been to the Fort Lee Historic Park Recently?

fort lee historic park

Have you spent any time at Fort Lee Historic Park? As a resident of your Fort Lee, New Jersey apartment at The Modern, you owe it to yourself not to miss  exploring all this park has to offer.

Fort Lee Historic Park is a vast 33-acre cliff-top park area with magically scenic overlooks, Revolutionary War encampment, and a well stocked Visitor Center. The entry to Fort Lee Historic Park is on Hudson Terrace just south of the George Washington Bridge. Entry to the Historic Park is free; there is a parking fee of $5 charged on weekends and holidays in season as well as for special events (cash only).
An exceptional “living history” educational program is offered by securing a reservation at Fort Lee Historic Park, and a large selection of special events are held throughout the year. Both the Long Path and the Shore Trail have their southern trailheads that can be located just outside the Visitor Center.

Park grounds are open daily during daylight hours. Pets are not allowed on the grounds. Bicycles as well, are not permitted beyond the parking area. At the north end of the Historic Park, two scenic overlooks boast incredible views of the George Washington Bridge, the Hudson River, and the skyline of upper Manhattan. (Restrooms and a drinking fountain are open in season.) In the southern section of the Historic Park, winding pathways escort you past a reconstructed blockhouse to gun batteries and firing steps. Directly across from the barbette battery, authentically recreated eighteenth-century soldiers’ and officers’ huts, with a well, woodshed, and an oven, serve as the focal topic for interpretive programs.
The Visitor Center is open Weds.–Sun., 10 AM–4:45 PM, with evolving exhibits, gift shop, 150-seat auditorium, restrooms, beverage vending machine, and a water fountain. It is closed on holidays except Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.
For additional information contact Fort Lee Historic Park office:
201 461-1776 • flhp@njpalisades.org

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