Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site, Oriskany

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Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site is a historic site in Oneida County, New York, United States that marks the Battle of Oriskany, fought in 1777 during the American Revolution, one of the bloodiest engagements of the war.

The park is northwest of the Village of Oriskany on NY Route 69 and is southeast of the City of Rome. An obelisk, with plaques at the base commemorating the battle and its participants, is the central feature of the site.

The battlefield is on the south side of the Mohawk River. The terrain consists of small rises, divided by ravines, above Mohawk River bottomlands.
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  • We visited Fort Stanwix a few years ago. This battlefield is good to visit in conjunction with Stanwix. Or on its own, then if you can, go to Fort Stanwix. It is a small battlefield and does not take....  more »
  • I had never heard of this battle before today. Happened to be looking in TripAdvisor for things in the area we were traveling through and found it! This place is well taken care of and tells the...  more »
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  • Really great! Went on a Tuesday. Sadly the welcome desk and building was closed. Otherwise they have a hiking path with signs. It is nicely preserved piece of history.
  • We had an awesome visit to the Oriskany Battlefield with my son and the boy scout troop. We had a local guide who is a history buff walk us through all the history. We started at the front and he walked us throughout the entire battle and what happened where. He also had brought his replica rifle that the soldiers would have been using during the battle and let all the boys hold it and feel its weight. The boys had a blast and it is hilly so not good for those who are not very mobile. He had the boys march in line down one of the hills just like the soldiers did and we were transported back in time.

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