2010 ILNY Travel Guide - (Page 44)

HISTORY History is repeating itself, for fun, on narrated public tours, in battle reenactments, and in museums, with you on the front line. In the Hudson Valley, the West Point Military Academy, with its museum, Time travels in both directions along cadet parades and neo-Gothic buildings, the revitalized waterfront of Erie Canal is a military triumph. Harbor in Buffalo, where The West Point Museum immigrants once journeyed has one of the largest to the Erie Canal Terminus. public collections of militaria, The warehouses are gone, including Stone Age clubs, replaced by walkways and Napoleon’s sword, and an a vast lawn where summer atomic bomb casing. The concert-goers watch History of Warfare Gallery, sunsets over Lake Erie. iloveny.com/history with vivid dioramas of The Erie County Naval & significant battles that are used for Military Park, with public tours of a cadet’s academic classes, captures decommissioned Navy destroyer, action-figure scenarios to perfection. submarine and cruiser, add to the allure of the waterfront. A Marine helicopter, Hands On History an Army tank and a Huey are among Re-make history this summer and watch the other vintage crafts on view at this American Revolutionary War soldiers historic attraction in the Greater march into the 21st century with drills Niagara region. and other living history reenactments August 13-15 at Fort Ontario State Historic Site in the Thousand Islands- It’s About Time Seaway region. This star-shaped fort houses seven stone buildings within its walls and was used as a refugee camp for Holocaust survivors at the end of WWII. Self-guided tours, costumed interpreters, and picnic tables on a bluff with strategic views of Lake Ontario keep visitors in sync with the past all season long. It’s instant replay when families put on 18th-century costumes or join the garrison for a military drill at Fort Ticonderoga National Historic Landmark in The Adirondacks region. A museum with Ethan Allen’s nameengraved gun that he lent to Benedict Arnold, daily musket demonstrations, and costumed interpreters are showcased at this military fortress on Lake Champlain. 44 • 800/CALL-NYS http://www.iloveny.com/history

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of 2010 ILNY Travel Guide

2010 ILNY Travel Guide
11 Vacation Regions
Getaway Ideas
Green NY
Unique Lodging
Regional Listings
Events Calendar
Outdoor Resources
Regional Travel Information
New York State Map

2010 ILNY Travel Guide