• large wooden spikes jut out from a large wooden angular wall lit by sunlight. verdant grass surrounds it.

    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

This Week's National Park Getaway: Fort Stanwix National Monument

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Date: April 3, 2013
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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A light blue flag with golden trim. On it stands ladies liberty and justice with a British crown beneath their feet.

The modern New York State flag was modeled after the regimental flag of the Third New York. This flag was given to these troops as a gift by Col. Peter Gansevoort for their service during the Siege of Fort Stanwix in 1777. Photo courtesy of Sons of the Revolution, Virginia Society More...