Society to give guided tour of Fort Bull Sunday

Published Oct 19, 2017 at 4:00pm

There will be a guided tour of the Fort Bull property at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22 conducted by the Fort Bull Research Group, in coordination with the Rome Historical Society.

Attendees are asked to park at the Erie Canal Village parking lot and will be car pooled into the fort site.

Tourists should dress appropriately for walking on damp grass.

There is a suggested donation of $5.

The Battle of Fort Bull was a French attack on the British-held Fort Bull on March 27, 1756, early in the French and Indian War.

The fort was built to defend a portion of the waterway connecting Albany to Lake Ontario via the Mohawk River.

The attack was a French victory. All defenders were killed and the fort was burned to the ground.