Bergen County Parks: Fort Lee Historic Park

Have you been to the Bergen County Parks: Fort Lee Historic Park? Located minutes from Routes 4, 9W, 46, 80 and the Palisades Interstate Parkways on a cliff-top bluff where the Continental Army positioned its batteries over the Hudson in 1776, the 33-acre grounds of Fort Lee Historic Park offers scenic beauty and fascinating local history.

At the north end of the Park, two overlooks command spectacular views of the George Washington Bridge, the Hudson River, and the skyline of upper Manhattan. (Restrooms and a drinking fountain are available in season.)

In the southern portion of the Park, winding pathways lead past a reconstructed blockhouse to gun batteries and firing steps. Opposite the barbette battery, authentically recreated eighteenth-century soldiers’ and officers’ huts, with a well, woodshed, and baking oven, serve as the focal point for interpretive programs.

The Visitor Center is at the heart of the Historic Park, providing information on the role of Fort Lee in the American Revolution. Two floors of displays help tell the story of the tumultuous New York campaign of the fall of 1776—culminating in the Continental Army’s “Retreat to Victory” across the Jerseys.

The Fort Lee Historical Park is open from 8:00 am to dusk. The Visitor Center is open Wednesday–Sunday, 10:00 am–4:45 pm.

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