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Constitution Island, West Point

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Constitution Island is located on the east side of the Hudson River directly opposite the U.S. Military Academy Reservation and is connected to the east shore by Constitution Marsh.

It is the only part of the U.S. Military Academy Reservation on the east side of the Hudson River. Formerly known as "Martelaer's Rock", Constitution Island is the site of the earliest Revolutionary War fortifications in the Hudson Valley. Taken briefly by the British in 1777, the island was re-occupied by American forces in 1778, and made an integral part of Fortress West Point. The island was bequeathed to the military academy in 1909 and has been administered by the West Point Museum ever since.

The Education Center was completed in 2016, the Warner House has been completely restored and will be ready as a Museum again in the Spring of 2020.

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  • This is a great visit if you happen to be at west point. My wife and I went as our son was being inducted and took a very nice boat ride to the island. There are very knowledgeable tour guides and...  more »
  • A really enjoyable site to visit while in West Point. Great views of the Hudson and a really neat piece of American history  more »

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