Public Readings of the Declaration of Independence at Fort Stanwix July 4th
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!
1 p.m. Children's Program:The 3rd NY Regiment wants YOU! Come Join the Fun!
2 p.m. Public
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.
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