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Oriskany Battlefield
State Historic Site

 

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Some call the Battle of Oriskany one of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolution.  Fought on August 6, 1777, the battle is considered a significant turning point in the war of independence.  A mowed path and interpretive trail allows visitors to explore this sacred ground.

Take the mowed path to the Old Military Road and walk the trail into the ravine where General Herkimer's troops were ambushed by loyalists and the English.  The Unknown Soldier Monument is on the other side of the ravine, away from the main area.  There are picnic tables also available at this site.

Look below for pictures and a video featuring Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site.  You may find yourself the only one exploring this historic site as we were on a nice July day.  There are no admission fees to enter and explore this historic site.  To walk the entire site is only 0.8 miles.  Those looking to explore further can check out Oriskany Flats Wildlife Management Area as well as the Erie Canalway Trail located close by.

Hours of Operation

  • Mid-May thru mid-October., Wed.-Sat. 9 a.m.- 5p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m.
    Also open Monday holidays 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Directions:  NY 69 west of the village of Oriskany.

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Exploring Oriskany Battlefield SHS

 

Unknown soldier monument at Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site

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