Fort Frederick

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25-27 Eagle St
Albany, NY 12207
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In the middle of the street to the east stood Fort Frederick
Goal of Burgoyne’s drive to split the colonies – 1777


By the State Education Department – 1940

What was there

A British fort that stood from 1676–1789. Used by the British to defend the colonial frontier as it stood at Albany, then to garrison troops and store supplies in the effort against the French (French and Indian War). Eventually used by the American colonies during the American Revolution to jail British loyalists.

What is there now

The intersection of State and Eagle Streets and the New York State Capitol Building (Construction completed in 1899; declared a National Historic Landmark in 1979)

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