FORT MONTGOMERY, N.Y. (AP) — A historic site in the Hudson Valley is offering nighttime tours of the grounds where American and British forces fought a bloody battle 235 years ago this month.
The Fort Montgomery State Historic Site in Orange County is conducting "lantern tours" of the battle site at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Re-enactors will depict scenes from the fort's dramatic history while giving tours of the ruins along the Hudson River's west bank, just south of West Point.
British forces attacked the American-held fort and nearby Fort Clinton on Oct. 7, 1777. The patriots held on for a time before being overrun, losing hundreds of soldiers in the fighting.
Fort Montgomery is located in the town of Highlands, on the Rockland County line 45 miles north of New York City.