Fort Lee Historic Park is off Hudson Terr. in Palisades Interstate Park. The 33-acre site atop the Palisades was chosen by Gen. George Washington in 1776 to defend New York and the Hudson River against British warships. Washington's army was forced into retreat by the British army under Gen. Charles Cornwallis.
The visitor center chronicles Fort Lee's role in the Revolutionary War. Trails lead to two points overlooking the New York skyline. Gun batteries, a rifle parapet and a soldier's hut have been restored.