Celebrate the Holidays at Fort Stanwix

A group of people in winter coats huddle in front of 18th century carolers near a fire.
Carolers sing for a crowd during the Holiday Open House event.

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News Release Date: November 16, 2017

Contact: Kelly Roman, 315-338-7730

Rome, NY - On Saturday, November 25, Fort Stanwix National Monument will be hosting the annual Holiday Open House. This special event highlights the winter traditions of the residents of 18th Century and the Mohawk Valley. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. and are free of charge.  

Open house activities will include a holiday sing-along and a chance to make a New Year’s “wish chain” for Junior Rangers and their families. New to the event this year is a station about modern holiday traditions featuring the Midtown Utica Community Center. Visitors will be invited to share their modern holiday traditions as well. 

“Everyone is invited to sing and be merry! This event is unique for winter visitors, who will be able to have amazing opportunities to see the candlelit fort decorated as the soldiers and their families would have remembered from home,” said Park Ranger Kelly Roman. “Bring your family and friends for a relaxing post-Thanksgiving evening!” 

For those unable to attend, the fort will be available for holiday viewing through the end of November. This is the last event of the calendar year taking place at Fort Stanwix National Monument. Events for 2018 will be listed on www.nps.gov/fost  in the coming weeks. All park events are free. 

Fort Stanwix National Monument is open throughout the year. Winter hours vary. Admission to the park is free. For more information about park hours and upcoming events please call the park at (315) 338-7730. Please visit the park’s web page at www.nps.gov/fost, or follow us on Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram, for additional information about the park and up-to-date news about park events. Fort Stanwix is one of over 400 parks in the National Park System. To learn more about national parks, visit www.nps.gov. 

 - NPS -

Last updated: November 16, 2017

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