New York Tourism

There are a number of Revolutionary War attractions you can visit today in New York. Tourism of New York attractions might take you to Fort Ticonderoga or Fort Montgomery, sites of important Revolutionary War battles, the Livingston estate in Germantown, home of Robert R. Livingston, Jr. one of five people on the committee who wrote the Declaration of Independence, the New Windsor Cantonment, the final home of George Washington's Continental Army, or to Schuyler Mansion in Albany, the home of Senator and General Philip Schuyler, a great Revolutionary War hero.

Philipse Manor Hall Yonkers, New York

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If you have visited a New York historical site from the Revolutionary War, we would like to give you the opportunity to share your experiences and your pictures here. Here are some of the New York travel sites we would like to hear about from you...

  • Fort Ticonderoga - Ticonderoga, site of pivotal events in the American Revolution
  • Crown Point State Historic Site - Crown Point, site of Fort of Crown Point, at the outbreak of the war, colonists captured the fort, securing cannons
  • Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site - Grafton, site of the Battle of Bennington
  • Clermont State Historic Site - Germantown, site of the Livingston Estate, seven generations of Livingstons lived here, the most prominent being Robert R. Livingston, Jr., one of five people who served on the committee charged with writing the Declaration of Independence
  • Fort Montgomery State Historic Site - Bear Mountain, site of the Battle of Fort Montgomery, which was taken by the British on October 6, 1777
  • Herkimer Home - Little Falls, home of Revolutionary War hero General Nicholas Herkimer, commander at the Battle of Oriskany in 1777, who one the battle, but died from his wounds received there
  • John Jay Homestead - Katonah, home of Founding Father John Jay, who served as 1st Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, 2nd Governor of New York, United States Secretary of Foreign affairs, and authored the Treaty of Paris, which officially ended the Revolutionary War, as well as the Federalist Papers, which aided in the acceptance and ratification of the United States Constitution
  • General Henry Knox Headquarters Site - Vails Gate, the home of John Ellison that was used several times during the Revolutionary War by General Knox, Commander of American artillery
  • New Windsor Cantonment - Vails Gate, this site was the final home of General George Washington's Continental Army before the end of the Revolutionary War, also the site of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, which honors recipients of the Purple Heart Medal, which was created by General Washington to honor those who had shown great valor in battle
  • Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site - Oriskany, site of the Battle of Oriskany in October, 1777, a turning point in the American Revolution
  • Philipse Manor Hall - Yonkers, on November 28, 1776, 200 colonial New Yorkers gathered at this home belonging to Frederick Philipse III to sign the "Declaration of Dependence," a statement of their loyalty to the British crown, Philipse was later arrested by General George Washington
  • Schuyler Mansion - Albany, home of General and Senator Philip J. Schuyler, one of the American Revolution's great generals
  • Senate House State Historic Site - Kingston, this home belonging to merchant Abraham Van Gaasbeek served as the headquarters of New York's rebel legislature for a time after the British invasion of New York City in 1777
  • Stony Point Battlefield - Stony Point, site of the Battle of Stony Point, one of the last major battles of the Revolution in the northeast that ended British control of the Hudson River Valley
  • Saratoga National Historic Park - Stillwater, site of the Battles of Saratoga, the turning point of the war, in which General John Burgoyne surrendered over 6,000 British troops to the Americans
  • any other New York tourism attractions related to the Revolutionary War.



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General Nicholas Herkimer Home - Little Falls, New York

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