Fort Stanwix will commemorate the Fourth of July on Thursday with a series of events to help mark the nation’s 243rd birthday.
Public readings of the Declaration of Independence will take place at 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. A bring-your-own picnic will be held at noon, a family fun parade at 1:15 p.m., and a host of interactive displays are planned throughout the day.
Independence Day in 1780, for the First New York Regiment at Fort Stanwix, was one of great celebration. The day with marked with cannon and musket salutes, cheers for America’s allies, and a day free from the monotonous labor of soldiers’ work, park officials say.
“Come learn, explore, and make memories with us,” said Fort Stanwix National Monument park ranger Valerie Morgan, “There’s something for everyone as we all celebrate the country’s 243rd birthday.”
Fort Stanwix will also host the “Operation Sabotage Stanwix” escape room and a free showing of “The Lost Park: Jurassic World,” both on Saturday, July 13. A schedule of park events is available on the park website. All park events are free.
A list of the upcoming events can be found at the park website, nps.gov/fost, or on the park’s Facebook page.
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, call the park at 315-338-7730 or visit nps.gov/fost.