On a cliff-top bluff where the Continental Army positioned its batteries over the Hudson in 1776, the grounds of the 33-acre Historic Park blend scenic beauty and history.The Visitor Center is in the center of the Historic Park, providing information on the role of Fort Lee in the American Revolution. Two floors of displays present the story of how General Washington was forced to evacuate the area in November 1776 and lead his famous “Retreat to Victory” across New Jersey.
School Year. From September through December and March through June, schoolchildren studying the American Revolution can visit Fort Lee to experience life as recruits in an eighteenth-century army. This five-hour “living history” program combines discussion, demonstration, and participation to give students a complete lesson in Colonial life. A fee is charged and reservations are required; click here for more details, or stop by the information desk at the Visitor Center, or call 201 461-1776.