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• NYS Haunted History Trail Yesterday & Today AN AMERICAN REVOLUTION “The fort that never surrendered,” Fort Stanwix National Monument is best known for successfully thwarting an intense siege in 1777. Fort Stanwix protected traders during the French and Indian War, then played a key role in the Revolutionary War. Oriskany Battlefield is the site of one of the Revolutionary War’s most pivotal and deadly battles. Continue on the Revolutionary trail with a visit to the Baron Von Steuben Memorial State Historic Site in Remsen. A WAY OF LIFE Utica’s astounding bygone architecture is preserved at Fountain Elms and the Rutger-Steuben Park National Historic District reflecting the prosperity of Utica before 1900. Discover centuries of Oneida Indian Nation history and heritage at Shako:wi Cultural Center - feel the power of Wampum and marvel at the craftsmanship involved in creating lacrosse sticks by hand. DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE PARANORMAL? Whether you’re a true believer in ghosts or a die-hard skeptic, the spooky sites on the Haunted History Trail of New York State will test your beliefs. Locally, stay up late for a Park After Dark Tours at Sylvan Beach Amusement Park, take a guided Rome Lamplighter Tour and sample a craft beer at Woodland Farm Brewery Taproom at the haunted Hulbert House in Boonville. Test your nerves with a visit to CAYO Industrial Horror Realm. Work with your friends to problem solve your way through the Atrophy Escape Ward at CAYO. It’s a frightful experience! For more haunts scan the QR code to visit HauntedHistoryTrail.com ENGINEERING AND INGENUITY The Erie Canal was heralded as an engineering marvel. The first dig began in Rome July 4, 1817, and spurred the expansion of America. Enjoy a relaxing cruise aboard Erie Canal Cruises for a historic narration of this iconic National Landmark. Oneida Community Mansion House offers an intriguing tour into a mysterious Utopian community that endured for decades, best known for its craftsmanship of Oneida Silver. For a vintage selfie backdrop, visit the perfectly preserved H.P. Sears Oil Company Service Station Museum in Rome.