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“Nice, small Revolutionary War site”

The Stony Point Battlefield Lighthouse
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Owner description: Oldest lighthouse on the Hudson and only preserved Revolutionary War battleground in the lower Hudson Valley.
Boardman, Ohio
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108 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Nice, small Revolutionary War site”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is nice little state park that preserves an overlooked later battle of the Revolution. There is a small museum that has information about the engagement (and the lighthouse on the property). The exhibits are fairly detailed but not overwhelming. There is a nice mix of information and artifacts, although an orientation film would have been helpful.

Outside the visitor center there is a walking trail that takes you to different points in the park. Trailside markers discuss the events at each location with good detail. Walking the grounds, it's easy to see why this was such an important strategic point and so difficult to assault. The pathway is a good climb at some points, but I think the worst was actually the hill they make you walk up from the parking lot to the visitor center.

Visited August 2013
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English first
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104 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Historical Spot”
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great Historical destination each July”
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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428 reviews
230 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Exciting and historical”
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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“A bit of history”
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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