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About Trophy Point, Poughkeepsie

Trophy Point is a scenic overlook of the Hudson River Valley located at West Point, New York. It has been the subject of numerous works of art since the early 19th century. Trophy Point is the location of Battle Monument, one of the largest columns of granite in the world. Designed by architect Stanford White and dedicated in 1897, Trophy Point was formerly the site of West Point graduation ceremonies before the class sizes became larger in the mid-twentieth century. Trophy Point gets its name from the numerous displayed pieces of captured artillery spanning from the Revolutionary War to the Spanish–American War. * Battle Monument * c. 1860 * Trophy Point and Battle Monument seen from Jefferson Hall * Looking north, 1909 * Trophy point visitor map * Cannon on display * Battle Monument on a spring afternoon * The Great Chain on display at Trophy Point in 1933 * View from Battle Monument in the Summer

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On your visit to Poughkeepsie, consider visiting Trophy Point. Missed by most of the visitors, Trophy Point is unique in its own way.

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Address: 117-119 Washington Rd, West Point, NY 10996, USA

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  • View from Garrison, West Point, New York by David Johnson (1827-1908) As a rule, Johnson's paintings up and down the Hudson River had a featureless sky; but also always showed the magnificent bounty of the land below

  • I wonder what the stones are for

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