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Celebrate Independence Day at Fort Stanwix

A man in a blue 18th century style jacket with a black cocked hat. He holds a paper scroll with elaborate lettering on it. He is reading aloud from the scroll.
A park volunteer reads the Declaration of Independence.

National Park Service

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News Release Date: June 25, 2018

Contact: Kelly Roman, 315-338-7730

On Wednesday, July 4, Fort Stanwix National Monument is hosting an event in honor of our nation’s birthday.  Public readings of the Declaration of Independence will take place at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., followed by salutes to the new nation. Other events will include opportunities to sign the Declaration of Independence, a 9:30 a.m. memorial service at the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier, and a 2 p.m. 18th Century life demonstration.

The Declaration of Independence was approved on July 4, 1776 and established the United States of America as a nation independent of Great Britain. The first public reading took place in New York City on July 9.

“Bring your family to experience the words of the Declaration. Sign your own copy of the Declaration of Independence. Or, just take time to explore the park and our nation’s history,” said Park Ranger Kelly Roman, “Come learn about story behind the fireworks, and have some 18th Century fun, too!”

The next event taking place at Fort Stanwix is a “Historic Sites Bicycle Tour” on Sunday, July 15. 
A full schedule of park events can be found on All park events are free.

Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission
to the park is free. For more information about upcoming events please call the park at
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Last updated: June 25, 2018

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