The Stillwater Blockhouse is historically unique. It was built in part with timbers from Revolutionary War era sturctures once standing within what is now Saratoga National Historic Park, in Stillwater. It replicates the early 18th century blockhouses of the region, but was actually built in 1927 as New York State turned the site of the American Revolution's 1777 "Turning Point Battles" into a historical park.
The Blockhouse at the Battlefield, was a popular attraction used primarily as a visitor center-museum. Later, a new and larger visitor center-museum was erected an park officials eventually decided in 1975 to donate the Blockhouse to the Town of Stillwater.
Today, the Stillwater Blockhouse stands in a small park on a notably scenic section of the Hudson River, and is dedicated to local history. At different times during the colonial period, two historic forts and a blockhouse stood watch on nearby sites. Today's 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.
Identify And Describe The Management Organization
Operated by by the non-profit "Blockhouse Committee" and volunteers.
What Are The Stories Told In This Facility
French and Indian War
American Revolution and the Battles of Saratoga
Local Native American History
Local Mills and Industry
What Are The “Don’t Miss” Experiences In This Community
Stillwater Historians Office
Saratoga National Historical Park
Champlain Canalway Trail
Stillwater Farmers Market
What Communities Does This Facility Serve
Town and Village of Stillwater
Season And Hours Open
Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day Wed-Sun 12-4