5. Replica of Revolutionary War Cannon in Bennett Park
In 2012, the renovation of Washington Heights‘ Bennett Park was completed, which included a replica of a Revolutionary War-era, double tail-six pound English field cannon that was used at Fort Washington.
Bennett Park is named after James Gordon Bennett Sr., a prominent newspaper publisher who bought the land where Fort Washington was located in 1871; its high altitude at 265.5 feet above sea level made it a strategic lookout point for General George Washington. Fort Washington was built in 1776, and was the last American-controlled fort before being seized by British and Hessian forces that November. While the fort was short lived, the replica of the cannon still stands today as a “symbolic artifact” of the site’s historic origins.
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