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    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

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  • Honor America Days

    Due to the Honor America Days Opening Day Parade on Saturday, July 26th, Fort Stanwix National Monument's regular programs will begin at 1 pm. We hope to see you then!


The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education and inspiration for this and future generations. - NPS Mission Statement


There are many ways in which the National Park Service works to preserve the significant places, landscapes, and sites that represent the nation's enduring principles and heritage. At Fort Stanwix National Monument, the park preserves the cultural resources by conducting archeological investigations, conserving museum collection objects, and instilling an appreciation for the park's resources through interpretive programming.

To learn more NPS preservation efforts, visit the National Park Service Preservation Program website.

The American Battlefield Protection Program works to preserve sites like Fort Stanwix and the Oriskany Battlefield.

The National Historic Preservation Act was created to protect cultural resources like those found at Fort Stanwix National Monument. Learn more about this Act and other legislation that helps to ensure our cultural heritage is protected by visiting this website.

Did You Know?

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In the 18th century it was possible to travel to the interior of North America almost entirely by water. Fort Stanwix was built to protect the largest break in this chain, the Oneida Carrying Place. This was a 1-6 mile long portage area situated between the Mohawk River and Wood Creek in New York. More...