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New York State Canal Corporation's Signature Event

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Stillwater Blockhouse Museum

Location: Stillwater Blockhouse Museum
Address: Route 4
City: Stillwater, NY 12170
Canal: Champlain Canal
Description: The Stillwater Blockhouse is located in a riverfront park with paths meandering down to the shore of the Hudson. Visitors can see 'loopholes' used to shoot muskets through, colonial era artifacts and photos from earlier days in Stillwater. Stillwater Blockhouse: 1777 era, Stillwater, Saratoga Co. The Stillwater Blockhouse is historically unique. It was built in part with timbers from Revolutionary era structures on the Neilsen Farm which stood within what is now Saratoga National Historical Park and was part of the Bemis Heights fortifications. It replicates the early 18th Century blockhouses of the region, but was actually built in 1927 as NYS turned the Saratoga Battlefield into an historical park. The 'Battlefield blockhouse' was used as a visitor center and museum. Later when a new visitors center was constructed by the NPS, and as the structure was not authentic to the battlefield, it was donated in 1975 to the Town of Stillwater. It has been placed in a small park on the Hudson River, and is dedicated to local history. In Colonial times historic forts and blockhouses existed on nearby sites (1701 Ft Ingoldsby, 1756 Ft Winslow, 1758 Montressor's Blockhouse).

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