• 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.

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"...the post at the Oneida Carrying Place, is in all Respects and Circumstances to be considered as a Fort, as it partakes, not only the figure, and the respective parts of a Fort, but even the Permanent Intentions of a Fortress." -Brigadier General John Stanwix to Captain William Green, 1758
 
a lush green grassy hole is filled with large, white, triangular, canvas tents. wooden walls and shadows loom over them.
Tents of camp followers and overflow troops sit in the ditch surrounding the fort.

Did You Know?

a line of men marching, muskets flask in sun pointing at you, they wear scarlet red

Out of the approximately 2,000 people who attacked Fort Schuyler/Stanwix, under the command of the British officer Barry St. Leger, only about 200 of them were actually British Regular troops, or "red coats." The rest were a combination of British allied colonists, Indians, and German Regulars. More...