This Week's National Park Getaway: Fort Stanwix National Monument
Contact: Kimberly Szewczyk, 315-336-3126
Contact: Kat Kirby, 202-208-6843
Rome, NY - As you near the fort, you can hear the commander feverously barking orders to his gun crew. The air suddenly cracks with the sound of cannons firing. Overhead, fire and smoke blast from the cannon muzzles jutting out of the embrasures on the bastion.
The echo of cannon and the smell of black powder drift on the air and waft down the glacis, the grassy slope beyond the walls, toward you. It's an artillery demonstration at Fort Stanwix National Monument! Read more
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Did You Know?
Construction of the Erie Canal began near Rome, NY after the first ceremonial shovel full of earth was turned on July 4, 1817. This canal, located only a few miles away from the ruins of Fort Stanwix, would soon overtake the Oneida Carry as New York's prinicple waterway. More...