• Grounds open daily during daylight hours
  • Visitor Center: Wednesday - Sunday, 10 AM - 4:45 PM, closed holidays except Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day
  • Living history school program
  • “The Times that Try Men’s Souls” Retreat weekend
  • lecture series
  • film screenings
  • Visitor center offers exhibits, gift shop, 150-seat auditorium, restrooms, beverage vending machine, and a water fountain
  • scenic overlooks
  • hiking trails
  • Metered parking: 8 AM – 6 PM everyday (including holidays)
  • Monday - Friday: $1/hr for the first 3 hours, then $2/hr
  • Weekends: $5 for the first 3 hours, then $2/hr

Fort Lee Historic Park

Hudson Terrace, Fort Lee, NJ 07024


Fort Lee Historic Park is a 33-acre cliff-top park area with scenic overlooks, a reconstructed Revolutionary War encampment, and a Visitor Center. Fort Lee found its place in the Revolution during the 1776 British campaign to control the Hudson River, seen as critical to a quick victory in the war. In July 1776, the Americans began fortifying this site on the west side of the Hudson River, which they first named “Fort Constitution.” Fort Lee, along with Fort Washington on the eastern shore, was meant to keep the British from advancing up the Hudson. Loss of Fort Washington to the British in November led to a retreat by American forces from Fort Lee.


  • Stop in at the Visitor Center
  • Visit the reconstructed encampment
  • Walk the trails along the Palisades

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Photos courtesy Crossroads of the American Revolution NHA