Oriskany Battlefield still resonates with the stories of local families whose lives were changed forever in one six-hour period. The outcome of this one battle changed life in the Mohawk Valley and helped bring about the turning point of the American Revolution.
Join Park Ranger Dan Umstead this Saturday, October 4 for Fort Stanwix National Monument’s next Walk with History, the last of this season. As you walk, you will learn the story of the Battle of Oriskany, one of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolution.
Meet Ranger Umstead at the parking area at Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site on Route 69 at 9:30 a.m. for this 1 hour walk across the battlefield. The 1 and 1/2 mile walk will move over rough and uneven terrain, and may be difficult for some people.
Good walking shoes, proper clothing for the weather and water are recommended for this program.
As part of the National Park Service’s commitment to wellness and connecting the public with the outdoors, the Walk with History program is made possible through an Active Trails grant from the National Park Foundation, and partnerships with Rome Historical Society and Mohawk Valley Community College. This will be the final Walk with History tour for the 2014 season.
Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week from 9 am to 5 pm. Admission to the park is free. For more information about upcoming events please call the park at (315) 338-7730. Please visit the park’s web page at www.nps.gov/fost for additional information about the park and up-to-date news about park events.