Fort Lee Historic Park
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
This historic park along the banks of the Hudson River is where General Cornwallis marched his troops to ambush Washington, forcing him to flee New York. The park is still home to the “Old Cornwallis Headquarters,” or Kearney House, where the general supposedly stayed for a night and where an eight-pound cannonball from the time of the Revolution was discovered.
- The park isn’t just known for its history, but also for its geological features like the 12 mile-long Palisade Cliffs on the bank of the Hudson River.
- The Kearny House is located towards the northern end of the park and hosts tours most weekends from May through October. The cannonball that was discovered inside is still on display.