Military History Landmarks in NY and the Surrounding Area
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NASH (harbor tug)
1776 Niagara St.
The NASH (harbor tug) is the last surviving U.S. Army vessel that was involved in World War II’s D-Day Normandy landing. This vessel sailed to Great Britain in 1944 during a planned allied invasion to Europe. See the vessel if you’re in the Buffalo area for a true taste of U.S. naval history.
Newtown Battlefield State Park
2346 Co. Rt. 60
Visit the Finger Lakes Region of NY and stop by Newtown Battlefield State Park, formerly known as Newtown Battlefield Reservation. This was the site of the Battle of Newtown fought in 1779, during the American Revolutionary War. Some attractions in the area include the Tollhouse Boat Launch and special tours of the region. Visitors can stay in cabins at the campsites and picnic in the designated areas.
Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
32 Catherine St.
The Schuyler Mansion was home to Philip J. Schuyler, the renowned Revolutionary War general, U.S. Senator, and entrepreneur. Temporary exhibitions and public programs for visitors to the site are scheduled year-round. Tour the on-site museum and pay a visit to the gift shop.
1 Buffington St.
The Watervliet Arsenal was founded in 1813 to support the War of 1812. The arsenal continues to be a valuable resource for world-class defense manufacturing. It is the oldest arsenal in the U.S. Visitors are welcome to see the grand facilities and learn about defense.
New York City Military Landmarks
General Grant National Memorial
122nd Street and Riverside Drive.
New York, NY
Visit the mausoleum which is the final resting place for Ulysses S. Grant, the American Civil War General and 18th U.S. President. Learn about the history of the Civil War and see the tomb which is the largest mausoleum in North America. Take a guided tour and visit the area attractions like the New York Harbor and the Memorial bookstore.
63 Flushing Av.
Visit this former military residence on the grounds of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. BLDG 92 is a small museum which chronicles the history of the former shipbuilding center which, during World War II, employed nearly 70,000 people. There’s a café to enjoy a bite and an 8,000-square-foot exhibition area. Tours are available.
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