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More Photos of Fort Stanwix 2009

We made our annual visit to Fort Stanwix on Independence Day (July 4th). See Part 1 here. We’d been wanting to visit on the holiday for many years– finally we got to! And it was GREAT. There was a public reading of the Declaration of Independence, a stirring speech to patriotism and our true roots, and a few huzzahs for our Constitution and the Continental Congress. Here are more photos of the great time we had.

Salute to Flag

Fire Muskets

Standing Guard

At the fort, you are free to roam the grounds. There are rooms where you can enter and see exact replicas of colonial life as it was back then. And you can mingle with the soldiers and officers and strike up a chat about the importance of, say, the First Amendment. There were also several marching and musket drills to enjoy watching.

Fife and Drums

Going into Bombproof

Suttler Sign

Stanwix Missionary Quarters

Suttler and Price

Suttlers Furs

I took so many photos, that I’ll have to make another post. It was GREAT! If you are ever in Rome, NY, do check in on the Fort. Admission is free and it’s one of the finest national parks, ever.

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I've been traveling throughout New York State since I got the travel bug after touring the Herkimer Home on a school field trip as a youngster. We've been blogging about our travels since 2006 and have visited over half of New York's 62 counties so far.

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