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“Historical Spot” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Stony Point Battlefield Lighthouse

The Stony Point Battlefield Lighthouse
Park Road off Rt. 9W, Stony Point, NY 10980
845-786-2521
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Type: Battlefields, Lighthouses, Landmarks
Activities: Picnicking
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Owner description: Oldest lighthouse on the Hudson and only preserved Revolutionary War battleground in the lower Hudson Valley.
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Historical Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This state park requires a lot of walking, some of it strenuous. There are markers throughout the part explaining various points and the part they played in the Revolutionary Battle of Stony Point. On certain weekends during the year the park is the site of various re-enactments involving participants who dress and act the part of Revolutionary War soldiers. Very interesting.

As an added attraction there is a bald eagle nest out towards the lighthouse. During my last visit the nest was not active but two bald eagles, one mature, one not mature we're observed circling the area and then landed in a tree where they were easily observed.

Visited September 2012
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New York, NY
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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great Historical destination each July”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Wonderful river vistas on three sides, the lighthouse, a nice small museum....but in July they bring in 100-120 re-enactors who are willing to spend time showing the kids crafts, military equipment, singing with them, etc.....an amazing Colonial Williamsburg type weekend, but right here in Rockland County! Check for details, usually second weekend of July.

Visited July 2013
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Kristiansand, Norway
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141 reviews 141 reviews
79 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Exciting and historical”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The historie is living arround you , as you wander in the landscape. If you have a good imagination , you can wander of and just relive history

Visited November 2011
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Mt. Ivy, Ny
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15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A bit of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Have lived in Rockland for 33 years, finally went with teenager who is interested in our history. Nice little diversion while driving about and seeing the signs for it.

Visited August 2012
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westchester, ny
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24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“history that's close by”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

It's great when you don't have to travel far to get in touch with our nation's history. A well preserved battlefield of the American Revolution. The tour guide was great - offered loads of information and history and was very engaging in answering questions and keeping a running dialogue with visitors. The musket and cannon demonstrations were impressive.

Visited September 2011
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