Fort Lee Historic Park

Experience what life was like for soldiers in Washington’s Continental Army! The Historic Park is a 33-acre cliff-top park area with scenic overlooks, a reconstructed Revolutionary War encampment, and a Visitor Center. During this living history program, your group will view a short film about Fort Lee, gather and chop firewood, dip candles and cast musket balls, set up camp and view a tent demonstration, cook an 18th-century meal, perform an artillery drill, and see a musketry demonstration. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience, and the perfect way to discuss and bring to life American history.
 Contact Info
Address: Hudson Terrace, Fort Lee, NJ 07024. Bergen County. Tel: 201-461-1776. Email: flhp@njpalisades.org. Website: www.njpalisades.org/fortlee.html. Hrs: Daily Sunrise-Sunset. Same Day Booking.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 5th-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-6 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Physical Education, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Camping, Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue