Independence Day and Weekend Events
Contact: Bill Sawyer, 315-338-7730
Rome, NY — Fort Stanwix National Monument will celebrate our nation's Independence Day with events throughout the weekend of July 4th to 7th. Events include public readings of the Declaration of Independence, honoring the soldiers buried in the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier, and remembering the sacrifices the people of the Mohawk Valley made as a result of they decisions made at the Battle of Oriskany. Come out Friday night and enjoy the music of the Rome Community Concert Band which will be followed by the city’s fireworks display. And, enjoy an evening strolling around Fort Stanwix Monday night during our open house.
Marinus Willett Center
Independence Day and Weekend Special Events:
July 4th-Honoring or Nation’s Heroes – Tomb of Unknown Soldier. The staff at Fort Stanwix joins Rome’s annual event to honor our nation’s heroes at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Liberty and James Streets, 9 a.m.
July 4th-Public Readings of the Declaration of Independence – Fort Stanwix. Join the park staff for the annual public reading of the Declaration of Independence, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
July 4th-Holiday Concert and Fireworks. Come enjoy the music of the Rome Community Concert Band on the west lawn of Fort Stanwix; the concert concludes with the City of Rome’s fireworks, Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
July 7th-Evening Open House – Fort Stanwix. The Marinus Willett Center and the Fort will be open for early evening visitation and tours in partnership with Utica Monday Nite, 6 to 8 p.m.
Did You Know?
At the time of the American Revolution, boys as young as 14 could become an officer in the British Army, and command men 2 to 3 times their age.