Fort Amsterdam

Fort James, Fort Willem Hendrick, Fort William Henry, Fort Anne, Fort George.


A fort on the southern tip of Manhattan at the confluence of the Hudson and East rivers. It was the administrative headquarters for the Dutch and then English/British rule of the colony of New Netherland and subsequently the Province of New York from 1625 or 1626, until being torn down in 1790 after the American Revolution. It was the nucleus of the settlement in the area that became New Amsterdam and eventually New York City.

Constructed, 1625
Destroyed, 1790

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