3. Fort Tryon

Fort Tryon was originally the northern outwork of Fort Washington. After the fort was captured by the British in November 1776, the British renamed it Fort Tryon after Sir William Tryon, a Governor of North Carolina and the last British Governor of the Province of New York. It was here when John Corbin died that his wife Margaret took his gun and continued fighting until she too was killed. Visitors to the site today will not find any remnants of the Fort. However, they will discover fragments of the wealthy industrialist Cornelius Kingsley Garrison Billings’ estate, Tryon Hall, which was built on the site of the fort and named in its honor.