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Fort Tryon Park

Fort Tryon Memorial map_it

  • Location: In retaining wall north of Linden Terrace
  • Description: Stele with sculptured decorations
  • Materials: Bronze, granite (polished)
  • Dimensions: H: 12' W: 6'6" D: 2'
  • Dedicated: September 29, 1904
  • Foundry: J & R Lamb Co.
  • Donor: C.K. G. Billings and the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society
  • Inscription: 1776 --- HUDSON FULTON CELBRATION COMMISSION --- 1909 / ON THIS HILL-TOP STOOD FORT TRYON / THE NORTHERN OUT-WORK OF / FORT WASHINGTON. / ITS GALLLANT DEFENSE AGAINST / THE HESSIAN TROOPS / BY / THE MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA REGIMENT/ 16 NOVEMBER 1776 / WAS SHARED BY / MARGARET CORBIN / THE FIRST AMERICAN WOMAN / TO TAKE A SOLDIER'S PART / IN THE WAR FOR LIBERTY / --- / ERECTED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF / THE AMERICAN SCENIC AND HISTORIC / PRESERVATION SOCIETY / THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF / C.K.G. BILLINGS /

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

Directions to Fort Tryon Park

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The path and stairs in Fort Tryon Park that lead to the Cloisters are currently closed for repairs. The construction project is in the bidding cycle. Railings and lighting will be installed as part of the project, which is anticipated to go into construction in the fall of 2016.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2016

Fort Tryon Park Weather

  • Tue
    Mostly Sunny
    49°F
  • Wed
    Mostly Cloudy
    59°F
  • Thu
    Partly Sunny
    68°F
  • Fri
    Chance Showers then Mostly Cloudy
    62°F

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