Fort Lee Historic Park and Visitor Center
Located just south of the west entrance to the George Washington Bridge, the Fort Lee Historic Park and Museum is location where, in the summer of 1776, a force of the Continental Army built a fort that, along with Fort Washington across the Hudson River atop the Manhattan bluffs, would prevent British ships from sailing up the river and cut the army and the colonies in half. The visitor center features exhibits chronicling the events surrounding the fort and the context of the Revolutionary War. The building itself was constructed in 1976. The grounds also feature several replica buildings from the fort. The park is located in a larger park called Palisades Interstate Park, which is a National Historic Landmark.
Backstory and Context