So this is the story that tells of the battle where the French won the battle but in the end lost the war, I guess you could say. We loved what the Pell Family have done over the years to make a great estate, gardens, and then the Fort itself. What a great educational tool of America becoming. The views from the Fort are incredible. Being in the forests in New York makes you wonder how any of the battles were won. Everywhere trees grow unless someone keeps things mowed down. Very different from California.