7801 State Rte 69, Oriskany, NY 13424 315-768-7224
ORISKANY. This historic site remembers the sacrifices made by Colonial Americans and their Oneida allies for...
ORISKANY. This historic site remembers the sacrifices made by Colonial Americans and their Oneida allies for independence during the Revolutionary War. Here, American troops (led by General Nicholas Herkimer) were ambushed by the British (with their allies, the Mohawks and Senecas) as they made their way to provide reinforcements for the besieged Fort Stanwix. Considered one of the bloodiest battles of the Revolution, Oriskany was ultimately a victory for the colonists and another step towards independence. Today, visitors can participate in tours, hike the area, browse the museum and visitors center, and survey the site.
Hours: May - Oct Wed-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 1pm-5pm
100 S James St, Rome, NY 13440 315-338-7730
ROME. Built in the mid 18th-century, this reconstructed fort is a living history lesson of the nation's early days. It...
ROME. Built in the mid 18th-century, this reconstructed fort is a living history lesson of the nation's early days. It was established to protect an overland portion of water routes that linked New York City to Canadian markets. Although besieged by the British during the Revolutionary War, settlers at Stanwix held out against the onslaught. The fort was also the site of many Colonial American and Native American treaties. Today, visitors can view archaeological exhibits, check out the museum, explore the bookstore, and browse a great 3-D map of the state. Those, of course, along with the attraction of the fort itself.
Hours: Daily 9am-5pm
5789 Rome New London Rd, Rome, NY 13440 315-337-3999
ROME. Set along the site of the original Erie Canal, this recreated village offers a glimpse of 19th-century life in the...
ROME. Set along the site of the original Erie Canal, this recreated village offers a glimpse of 19th-century life in the area. Its most intriguing features are train rides and a mule-drawn packet boat. Other attractions include a tavern for refreshments, a blacksmith shop, picnic area, trail network, and gift shop. Three museums on the site concentrate on the building of the Erie Canal, horse-drawn vehicles of the era, and the making of cheese. Period buildings located in the village can be explored as well.
Hours: Jun - Aug Wed-Sat 10am-5pm Event Dates and Times Vary
Payment Methods: Visa , Master Card , Diner's Club