18th Century Comes Alive At Fort Stanwix National Monument With Holiday Event

Experience an 18th century winter celebration at Fort Stanwix National Monument later this month. NPS photo.

Ever wonder about life on the American frontier during the Revolutionary War? You can sample it later this month when Fort Stanwix National Monument holds a holiday celebration.

On Saturday November 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the staff and volunteers at Fort Stanwix in upstate New York will present winter through the eyes of a Mohawk Valley resident at the time of the American Revolution.

Visit the fort and you'll gain some insights into how people survived the harsh winter months at the fort, how the various cultural groups within the garrison and surrounding area marked the holiday season, and learn the origins of some of our favorite "American" holiday traditions.

During the event, the soldier's quarters will be illuminated by candle light and firelight. Colonial music will fill the air.