127 West Main Street
Port Jervis, New York 12771
Fort Decker - circa 1900
Fort Decker - June 2003
The Fort Decker Museum of History, the Minisink Valley Historical Society's 1793 stone house is one of the most historic buildings in Port Jervis and the surrounding area. It was built by a Revolutionary War patriot, Lt. Martinus Decker, burned by Tory Mohawk Joseph Brant and then used as a canal hotel during the 1820s. It served as a private residence until 1958 when the Society purchased it and created a museum. To visit Fort Decker go to our calendar of events for hours of operation.
To learn more about Fort Decker, our Society now offers a newly published book that delves into the fascinating history of a building that has been a witness to so much history. The book can be purchased from our gift shop or by using the Paypal buttons on this page. If you would like to have the book autographed by the author please tell us when you order the book.
To place your order by regular mail, just complete the order form and mail it to us with your payment. Click Here to open a printable order form in a new window.
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