2018 Season Blockhouse Opening May 26 at 10am
June 30th: 12pm–Reading of the Declaration of Independence—If any high school student is interested in reading the Declaration of Independence please call the Stillwater Town Clerk’s Office.
Sept 15th: All Day encampment with displays and demonstrations
Oct 7th: CLOSED for the season
More events to be announced.
Location: 692 Hudson Avenue in the Village of Stillwater along the Hudson River.
Hours: Memorial Day to Columbus Day. Tuesday through Sunday – 10:00am – 4:00pm.
Information: Built in 1927, in part with timbers from Revolutionary War era structures, the blockhouse is a reconstruction of early 18th century blockhouses of the region. Today, the Stillwater Blockhouse stands in a small park on a notably scenic section of the Hudson River, and is dedicated to local history. Visitors can view the “loopholes” that allow shooting straight down upon the enemy, cannon and exhibits that highlight life and conflict in the 18th century.The Blockhouse is the original museum and visitors center on the battlefield. It was moved to this site in June of 1999.
Features: A scenic park with a museum & gift shop, benches & picnic tables, and fishing along the river is available. A restroom is being constructed and will be completed for the 2018 opening. There is no need to schedule a tour to visit the Blockhouse Museum, but we do ask if you have a large group or you would like to have reenactor demonstration to Call the Town Clerk’s office at 518.664.6148 x2 (must give at least 2 weeks notice for demonstration.)
Special Events: The Blockhouse provides the setting for many of the town’s special events and activities. A few to mention are: various reenactment days, Trees of Lights, Hope and Remembrance, Memorial Day Ceremony, Fall Festival activities, Summer Concert series and more. To learn more about these events, call the Town Clerk’s office at 518.664.6148 x2