Fort Lee Film Commission 309 Main St, Fort Lee, NJ07024 The Fort Lee Film Commission seeks to promote Fort Lee as a prime filming location, thus maintaining the community's…More economic stability and the film community's vitality. This organization provides a series of free film events, museum exhibits and speaking engagements throughout the year. Information about upcoming events is available on the organization's website.
Fort Lee Museum 1589 Parker Ave, Fort Lee, NJ07024 Given its limited hours of operation, it may take some pre-planning, but a visit to the Fort Lee Museum is well worth…More the effort for history buffs or those who simply want to learn more about Fort Lee's storied past. The museum's archives contains material from the famed Riviera Nightclub, Fort Lee High School, the Fort Lee Athletic Club, the George Washington Bridge and the American Revolution among other institutions, landmarks and historic events. Located on Parker Avenue, between Monument Park and the Church of the Good Shepherd, the quaint stone building fits right into its surroundings in a particularly scenic area of downtown Fort Lee. The facility is located on the grounds of George Washington's original encampment. The museum has weekend and Wednesday evening hours only, but group tours are offered throughout the week by appointment. Special exhibits are held throughout the year.
Monument Park occupies a square in the center of downtown Fort Lee on Palisade Avenue, adjacent to the Fort Lee…More Museum, and bordered by Angioletti Place and Parker Ave. The park, in the shadows of some of Fort Lee's many high-rise apartment buildings, is ringed by trees and cobblestone pathways from each of the park's corners lead to its centerpiece: a monument to the soldiers of the American Revolution.
The sculpture depicts two soldiers—one with a gun, the other with a flag—peering into the distance from atop two heavy boulders. A time capsule sits at the foot of the monument and is supposed to be opened at a Bicentennial celebration in 2104. Benches along the park's four pathways provide the opportunity to reflect on Fort Lee's historical past. Each corner entrance features a series of plaques dedicated to American Generals and one dedicated to Thomas Paine.
According to the Borough of Fort Lee, Monument Park was built and dedicated in 1908 by the Daughters of the American Revolution and is the only park in the United States dedicated to the soldiers of the American Revolution. The park was part of the Continental Army's Fort Constitution under the leadership of George Washington.