My husband and I were amazed by many things at this attraction. First, getting to the Fort was not well marked. Second, we learned that the Fort was maintained through State Grants, Federal Grants and the Pell Family, it was not a National Park. The Fort was in very good condition, but it was obvious that funding was an issue. There was a well stocked book store, nice gift shop and a small restaurant at the entrance to the Fort. You were free to walk around the Fort where the views of the Hudson River are beautiful. On your walk, take the time to go down to the Pell Family home and "Kings Gardens", it is beautiful. The garden is such a treat but the house is in serious disrepair; however, you can see the house was quite the place during its time as a hotel. You could also see where the horse carriages would pull up in front of the house and the step is actually still there. When we visited, a Fife and Drum group were playing and there were several demonstrations. Plenty of opportunities for people to learn a lot about the Fort and the time period in which it was used and how important the Fort was in United States History.
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