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

    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

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Public Readings of the Declaration of Independence at Fort Stanwix July 4th

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Date: June 28, 2011
Contact: Susan Jones, 315-338-7730

Fort Stanwix National Monument staff and volunteers will celebrate our nation's Independence Day on Monday, July 4th with a variety of activities for all ages.Activities are scheduled throughout the day, including the traditional Declaration of Independence readings at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. All activities happen inside the fort unless otherwise noted.

The day's events include:

9 a.m. Memorial service at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Liberty Street and James Street.

10 a.m. Children's Program:The 3rd NY Regiment wants YOU! Come Join the Fun!

11a.m. Public Reading and Signing of the Declaration of Independence


11:30 a.m. Musket Salute to the United States of America

1 p.m. Children's Program:The 3rd NY Regiment wants YOU! Come Join the Fun!

2 p.m. Public Reading and Signing of the Declaration of Independence

2:30 p.m. Musket Salute to the United States of America

3 p.m. Ranger Guided Program:One, two, three strikes you're out! Join Ranger Mark on the front lawn of the fort for this 1 hour program, and explore the origins of our favorite national pastime.

Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Admission to the park is free.Activities are ongoing unless noted.For more information about upcoming events please call the park at (315) 338-7730.Please visit the park's web page at www.nps.gov/fost for additional information about the park and up-to-date news about park events.

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Did You Know?

tents with white walls surround grass and wooden walls twice as tall

Fort Stanwix has two names. Named for Gen. John Stanwix, this was the fort's name under the British. When rebuilt by the Americans, it was then named for Gen. Phillip Schuyler. However, there were several other Fort Schuylers in New York at that time, so the name never stuck due to the confusion.