What to Expect Onsite
You've made it! Welcome to Fort Schuyler! This is what your day will look like:
Lunch: Midday rations take place at 12:30 after the main portion of the program. We encourage everyone to pack lunches that are close to a soldier's "field rations" and pack it in a haversack to preserve authenticity within the program.
Please Note: As stated in the confirmation packet, park staff reserves the right to change/terminate the Soldier's Day program based on pre-visit preparation and/or behavioral issues.
And That: In a Soldier's Day program we do not allot time to visit the bookstore or other rooms within the fort. If you would like to do either of these things, you can look on your own after the program is completely finished. You are also invited to partake in second ranger-guided program, or to stay and look around the other park areas on your own.
In the following album are photos of Soldier's Day visits to give you an idea of what to expect.
If you wish to add your own photos to this album to share with others, please Email the Education Coordinator.
Did You Know?
Construction of the Erie Canal began near Rome, NY after the first ceremonial shovel full of earth was turned on July 4, 1817. This canal, located only a few miles away from the ruins of Fort Stanwix, would soon overtake the Oneida Carry as New York's prinicple waterway. More...