• 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?

2 men in fine trimmed coats walk through a gate saluting with swords

At the time of the American Revolution, boys as young as 14 could become an officer in the British Army, and command men 2 to 3 times their age.