The Visitor Center is open Weds.–Sun., 10 AM–4:45 PM, with exhibits, gift shop, multi-media auditorium, restrooms, beverage vending machine, and a water fountain. It is closed on holidays except Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.
In the southern portion of the Historic Park, winding pathways lead past a reconstructed blockhouse to gun batteries and firing steps. Opposite the barbette battery, authentically recreated eighteenth-century soldiers’ and officers’ huts, with a well, woodshed, and baking oven, serve as the focal point for interpretive programs.
This commemoration of the 1776 British invasion of New Jersey and the beginning of the Continental Army’s strategic “Retreat to Victory” is held each year at Fort Lee Historic Park on the weekend closest to the historic date of November 20. It includes reenactments of eighteenth-century life and weapon and battle demonstrations. Admission is free (parking fee is in effect).
From September through December and March through June, school classes in grades five and up who are studying the American Revolution can experience what life was like for eighteenth-century soldier–recruits in George Washington’s Continental Army. Classes come to Fort Lee Historic Park for a 5-½-hour “living history” program that combines discussion, demonstration, and hands-on participation to give students a complete learning experience. Call for details: 201 461-1776