A REVOLUTIONARY DAY ALONG THE,
HISTORIC MOHAWK TURNPIKE
A REVOLUTIONARY WAR ROAD TRIP
A Revolutionary Day that tracks the 1777 British invasion from Lake Ontario.
- Early Morning -- Mile Mark 0.0
- FORT ONTARIO, OSWEGO, NY:
The 1777 British invasion from Lake Ontario began here at Fort Ontario.
The British passed by Bernhard on Oneida Lake three days after their invasion.
- Mid-Morning -- Mile Mark 65.2
- FORT STANWIX, ROME, NY:
Visit the restored Fort Stanwix where the British invasion ended after
abandoning a siege on the fort and retreating back to Fort Ontario and Canada.
- Late Morning -- Mile Mark 71.1
- ORISKANY BATTLEFIELD:
Visit the battlefield where General Nicholas Herkimer and his militiamen, on a
mission of relief for Fort Stanwix, were ambushed by British forces.
- UTICA: Pass by the
site of the former old Fort Schuyler where the wounded General Herkimer was
put on a boat on the Mohawk River for his last journey home.
- Early-Afternoon -- Mile Mark 105.3
- HERKIMER, NY: Visit
the former location of Fort Dayton where General Herkimer formed-up the Tryon
County Militia for their fateful march to Oriskany.
- FORT HERKIMER:
The wounded General Herkimer stayed overnight at the Fort Herkimer Church, the
central defense of Fort Herkimer.
- HERKIMER HOME:
Visit the home where the wounded general would die while quietly reading his
- Mid-Afternoon -- Mile Mark 128.6
- FORT KLOCK: Visit
the area where Patriot forces would stop one of the largest raids from Canada
-- the Great Raid of 1780.
- FORT PLAIN: Visit
the site of the fort that was once headquarters to all the Patriot forces in
the Mohawk Valley.
Visit the site where General James Clinton launched an attack to the southwest
against the Iroquois Indians who had committed many atrocities in the New York
and Pennsylvania frontiers.
- STONE ARABIA:
Visit the sites of two of the oldest church congregations in the Mohawk Valley
and the burial site of John Brown, the commander of the Patriot forces at the
Battle of Stone Arabia.
- Late Afternoon -- Mile Mark 156.6
- JOHNSTOWN: Visit
the home of Sir William Johnson, who built an empire here in the Mohawk
Valley. His son, Sir John Johnson, led many of the raids from Canada into the
- SCHOHARIE: Visit
the Old Stone Fort, which was one of the first sites attacked during the Great
Raid of 1780.
- Early Evening -- Mile Mark 200.2
- SCHENECTADY STOCKADE,
SCHENECTADY, NY: Take a walking tour of the Schenectady Stockade and
the former Port of Schenectady, head of navigation on the Mohawk River.
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