Upstate NY monument hailing end of Revolutionary War reopens

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Visitors will once again be able to climb to the top of a 19th-century stone tower that was built in New York’s Hudson Valley to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the American Revolution.

A grand reopening of the 53-foot-high Tower of Victory is set for Saturday, capping a three-year restoration project to fix damage that kept its upper floor viewing platform closed for decades.

The limestone tower initially opened in 1887 in Newburgh, about an hour’s drive north of New York City. It’s near the site where George Washington kept his headquarters for the last 16 months of the Revolutionary War as the Continental Army prevented the British from advancing north from New York.

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