America's independence may never have been realized without the courage and contributions of the men and women of New York State. One-third of the Revolutionary War's battles were fought here, including the Battle of Saratoga, known as the "Turning Point of the Revolution." George Washington said that whoever held the Hudson River and New York City controlled "the safety of America." This history has been preserved at forts, battlefields and other historic sites across the state.
A 1772 church, the Old Stone Fort Museum Complex in Schoharie was fortified and attacked during a Revolutionary War battle in 1780. Today it celebrates and preserves the rich, historic legacy of the... more