• large wooden spikes jut out from a large wooden angular wall lit by sunlight. verdant grass surrounds it.

    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

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  • Bridge Repair Work

    Beginning September 15, the main bridge into the fort will be closed for repairs. Visitors will be able to access the fort through the sally port entrance. An accessible ramp will be available upon request. Visit the Willett Center for assistance on-site.

The Fort Stanwix Backyard Rangers

two young men stand with their arms joint in a circle. a large black-winged bird flies through
A guest ornithologist shares her knowledge about local fowl during this hands-on demonstration in the park!
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a woman stands at a table with charts and dials, a child holds some in their hands

A guest meteorologist visits the park and shows children the technology used to predict the weather.

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The Backyard Ranger series at Fort Stanwix National Monument creates connections between youth and parks through diverse park programs and inspires kids to get outside and experience their America.

Backyard Rangers meets on the third Saturday of each month, from10 am to 11:30 am & 1 pm to 3:30 pm.

Program days for 2014 include:

January 18th Oneida Snow Snakes & Storytelling in Winter

February 15th
Happy Birthday George Washington!

March 15 th Spring Into the Season

April 19 th
The Shot Heard 'Round the World

May 17th
June 21st
July 19th
August 16th
September 20th
October 18th
November 15th
December 20th

Information about all upcoming programs can be found by clicking on the following links:
Fort Stanwix Events
Fort Stanwix News Releases

Come visit Fort Stanwix and join the fun with the Backyard Rangers, and make a difference in YOUR backyard!


Did You Know?

A a patch of purpley white shiny beads is tied together in an intricate pattern

Wampum are white whelk & purple quahog clam shells. Strung together, they are reminders of past events. Wampum belts may serve as a message or letter of introduction. Treaty agreements can be preserved in wampum. These belts are more sacred & valuable to the Haudenosaunee than paper documents. More...