• 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.

Stories

 
Finding the spirit of desertion to increase and the men in general to be exceedingly uneasy, probably arising from their being so long stationed on this frontier post  they have been frequently heard.. to say they would sooner died, than stay here the ensuing winter. ---Col. Peter Gansevoort to Gen. Washington 8.18.1778
 
A stark greyish brown exterior of the fort in front, above you the cold blue sky. You are covered by the shadows of the pickets.
The exterior of Fort Stanwix
National Park Service

Did You Know?

four men march in heavy woolen jackets. one wears a bright red one with a drum at his side, the others blue with muskets in their arms.

Out of the approximate 800 American Continentals and civilians inside the fort during the 3 week Siege of 1777, in the end only 21 were wounded and only 4 died. More...