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FORT STANWIX Rome NY

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When:
July 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
2017-07-04T09:00:00-04:00
2017-07-04T19:00:00-04:00
Where:
FORT STANWIX, Rome NY
100 N James St
Rome, NY 13440
USA

FORT STANWIX events

Compiled by Jim Moyer 2/14/2016

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This is not a still life photo.

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This time Google outdid itself. Google got out of its car and decided to go for a walk.

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Walk with your mouse or your touch screen right up to the fort and into the fort.

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Or, click on “View on Google Maps” on top left corner.  Or, click on top right corner square to open a new tab with more options to move around.  Enjoy.

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Below is a still photo.  Click on it to enlarge. Click backspace to come back here

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BEST OVERALL PICTURE OF FORT STANWIX

Left click on picture to enlarge.

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From Wikipedia:

Fort Stanwix was a colonial fort whose construction commenced on August 26, 1758, under the direction of British General John Stanwix, at the location of present-day Rome, New York, but was not completed until about 1762. The star fort was built to guard a portage known as the Oneida Carrying Place during the French and Indian War. Fort Stanwix National Monument, a reconstructed structure built by the National Park Service, now occupies the site.

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There will be a July 4th celebration here.

But stay tuned for further detail on the August event that is advertised every year.

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PAST EVENTS


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Below Event is from:

http://www.nps.gov/fost/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=3716474-307230

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Annually, Every 6th of August

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Location: Fort Stanwix | Map Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Fee Information: FREE!

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Contact Name: Fort Stanwix National MonumentContact Phone Number: 315-338-7730

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As the siege began, the citizens of the Mohawk Valley rallied together to help defend the fort. Thoughout the day learn how their help led to the both tragedy, trimuph, & the sucessful defense of the fort.

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This day long event includes:

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11 am: The Message – Discover how the arival of General Herkimer’s three messengers helped to save lives, & led to a major blow to Fort Stanwix’s enemy attackers.

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1 pm: Join the Cause – Enlist in the 3rd NY Regiment! Stand in the ranks as a member of the Continental Army & Learn the skills necessary to sucessfully hold the fort against the attacking British army.

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2 pm: Willett’s Sortie – Become one of the 250 soldeirs that particpated in the sortie that saved Herkimer’s militia, destroyed the American Indian & loyalist allies’ camp, & retrieved much needed supplies for the besieged garison of Fort Stanwix.

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7 pm: Commemoration of the Battle of Oriskany at Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site – Join park staff, volunteers, & descendents of the battle participants during this solemn ceremony at the Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site, honoring those who particpated in one of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolution.

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LAST YEAR 2015

French and Indian War encampment event at Fort Stanwix

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 ROME, NEW YORK —

Fort Stanwix National will be hosting its annual French and Indian War encampment from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 24.

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This event and all programs are free of charge.

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The program, World at War” offers activities including weapons demonstrations, fortification walks, and everyday laundry chores, which allow participants to interact with reenactors portraying the British and Colonial troops who built and garrisoned Fort Stanwix. Participants can also explore inside the fort and meet some of the French who raided around the Mohawk Valley as well.

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Fort Stanwix was built by the British in 1758 to protect the area from French invasion and to support British attacks into French-controlled Canada during the French & Indian War.

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For more information about upcoming events call the park at 315-338-7730 or visit  www.nps.gov/fost.

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See Excellent Brochure on Fort Stanwix ..

 

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